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Region: Tuscany


Approximately 9 miles west of Florence lies Mount Montalbano, and in this commune, along with the Poggio a Caiano commune, is one of the best Italian red wines. The zone is called Carmignano.

When the red wine, Carmignano received its independent DOCG appointment in 1991, it left the rest of the family, which now only consisted of the rosé, Rosato di Carmignano, a red wine and a dessert wine, Vin Santo di Carmignano DOC.

In other words, the family lacked members, so the DOC palette was increased with the red dessert wine, Vin Santo di Carmignano Occhio di Pernice, and on the red wine side, they still had their Carmignano, but the name was occupied by big brother. Thus they changed it to Barco Reale di Carmignano DOC, the zone's only red. The latter is made from the same grapes as big brother, Carmignano DOCG. The only difference is that barrel aging isn't mandatory.

Carmignano is also a sub-zone of Chianti Colli Montalbano and the Colli dell’Etruria Centrale DOC zone.

The climate and soil are particularly well-suited for producing quality wine.

Read more about the wines from Carmignano by clicking i the top menu in the right side.