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Ossi di Morto, is there a better way to remember Montalcino?

The Ossi di morto biscuits are delicious dry biscuits made with egg whites and almonds. These are from Montalcino where Brunello and gravediggers can be found [caption id="attachment_8520" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ossi-di-morto biscuits[/caption] THE STORY BEHIND A NICKNAME The nick name beccamorti (gravediggers) has been given to the Montalcino population in 1260 when they went to the Montaperti so slowly that when they got there the battle was over, and the Sienese, winning side, punished them, forcing them to bury all of the dead. And there were so many corpses that Dante said that their blood coloured the Arbia river red. An historic episode...