Just four decades ago, slightly more than two dozen wine estates existed in Montalcino, and the majority of the Brunello di Montalcino produced was sold under one label, Biondi-Santi. Today, about 260 names produce nearly 600,000 cases of Brunello from close to 5,000 acres of vineyards.
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