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Montalcino is one of the most renowned wine regions in Italy, the Brunello produced here is one of the most famous wines in the world. It is clear that such a classic suffers less from the Corona crisis than lesser-known wines. Yet, the negative economic situation is also a problem for the vintners around the small town south of Siena. It is above all high-priced wines that have suffered from the lack of tourism and the closure of restaurants for more than two months. Improvement is only tentatively in sight, since the season is by no means on a normal level, despite the opening of the borders. Also, measures like emergency distillation and green harvesting are out of the question for Brunello. We talked to the president of the consortium, Fabrizio Bindocci, about the crisis and another big challenge, climate change.

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