Montalcino is Tuscany's rocky, hilly, walled medieval village, and located 1800 feet above sea level. Vineyards planted on the cooler northern slopes tend to produce wines that are provocative and aromatic, while the warmer southern slopes tend to produce wines with more power and complexity. The top producers in the area have vineyards on both slopes, and make use of a blend of both styles. The Rosso di Montalcino by law is aged one year as apposed to the four year aging in a Brunello di Montalcino and comes from the less ideal vineyards in Montalcino which means the yield of the Rosso is not as limited as the Brunello di Montalcino. It can range from a soft, young style to a wine capable of long aging.