Has held the event called "BENVENUTO BRUNELLO" during the month of February in Montalcino for over 25 years.
The Consortium's flagship event has always been that of "Benvenuto Brunello", which sees the presentation of the new Brunello di Montalcino vintage, alongside other local wines with denomination of origin, launched on the market at the start of the new year. Alongside the presence of producers of Montalcino, the event has always welcomed Italian and foreign journalists, those involved in the sector and wine enthusiasts.
Benvenuto Brunello also sees the announcement of the Stars given for the most recent Brunello harvest, with the laying of the commemorative plaque on the wall of the historic Town Hall of Montalcino. Last, but by no means least, Benvenuto Brunello represents the perfect occasion on which to award the Leccio d'Oro to restaurants and wine shops that stand out, in Italy and around the world, for their wide and representative range of Brunello di Montalcino.
Leccio d'Oro prize
Every year the Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino awards a prize called Leccio d’Oro.
The prize is divided into three sections: Restaurants, Wine Shops/ Wine Bars and Bistros.
The prizes are awarded to the places that have a Wine List with a wide well represented range of Brunello di Montalcino and the other Montalcino wines covering both the various vintages and numerous labels from many different estates.
The service and the presentation will also be taken into account, with reference to the particular demands of Brunello di Montalcino wine and of four components chosen by both Italian and foreign experts who have a recognised competence in the field of food and wine.
The prizes will be awarded every year in February, during the “BENVENUTO BRUNELLO” event.
Every prize consists in a plaque, a stay for two people, in Montalcino on the occasion of Benvenuto Brunello, as well as a gift package of bottles of Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello di Montalcino and Sant’Antimo from different producers.
LIST OF "LECCIO D'ORO" PRIZE WINNERS
1994 RISTORANTE "IL MONTALCINO" - MILANO
1995 RISTORANTE "VALENTINO" - LOS ANGELES USA ENOTECA "LA FORTEZZA" - MONTALCINO
1996 RISTORANTE "ENOTECA PINCHIORRI" - FIRENZE ENOTECA "SIGRID BRANTL" - MONACO DI BAVIERA GERMANIA
1997 RISTORANTE "TANTRIS" - MONACO DI BAVIERA GERMANIA ENOTECA "ZACHIS" - NEW YORK USA OSTERIA"DELLA CHIOCCIOLA" - CUNEO
1998 RISTORANTE "FOUR SEASONS" - NEW YORK USA ENOTECA "SOLCI" - MILANO OSTERIA "DEVETAK" - SAN MICHELE DEL CARSO (GO)
1999 RISTORANTE "CHECCHINO DAL 1887" - ROMA ENOTECA "ETLIVIN" - YOKOAMA GIAPPONE OSTERIA "CIBREO" - FIRENZE
2000 RISTORANTE "IL GIARDINO" - SAN LORENZO IN CAMPO (PS) ENOTECA "TRIMANI" - ROMA OSTERIA "BABBO" - NEW YORK USA
2001 RISTORANTE "LA PERGOLA DELL’HILTON" - ROMA ENOTECA "LONGO" - MILANO OSTERIA "OASIS" - VALLESACCARDA (AV)