A romantic medieval Tuscan town, Montalcino is surrounded by hills and dense woods. The soil, altitude and lush topography make Montalcino the ideal home for the Sangiovese grape and the celebrated wine of the area, Brunello di Montalcino. There are parallels between Tuscan Sangiovese and Piedmontese Nebbiolo. For more than 150 years, these two indigenous grape varieties have produced Italy’s most distinctive wines, known for their uniqueness, their history and their prestige. The parish church, or pieve, of St. Restituta stands on the property and gives the estate its name. Wine has been made here since the 12th century. Pieve St. Restituta produces three Brunello di Montalcino wines: Rennina, Sugarille and Brunello di Montalcino.