Brunello Di Montalcino Wine

Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. D.O.C.G. stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. These letters are on the pink collar strip on each bottle of Brunello di Montalcino. The D.O.C.G., as a category, was created in 1980 and, out of hundreds of Italian wines, there are just 45 D.O.C.G.s in all of Italy. It is an elite and exclusive category of wine with many rules and regulations, including panel tastings for quality and maximum yields. Brunello can only be made from 100% Sangiovese, known in Montalcino as Brunello, grown on authorised vineyards. There are minimum and maximum altitudes for vine cultivation and there has actually been a freeze on authorisations since 1995. The maximum yield per hectare is 7.000 kg of grapes (the conversion to wine is 68%). The wine must spend 2 years in wood and cannot be released until the fifth January after harvest – so 2004 is on sale in 2009, 2005 in 2010 and so on and so forth. One of the DOCG Read more »

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  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Barbera

    History of the grape: Barbera is a native to the Piedmont, where it has been growing for centuries, and is now the fo...

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  • Castello di Camigliano

    The history of Camigliano dates back to a very ancient time. The Etruscans most certainly dwell...

  • Case Basse

    Case Basse is an estate in the southwest area of Montalcino, where Sangiovese Grosso vines are gr...

  • La Fortuna

    In 1918, Mr. Modesto Güell Coll arrives to Chile from Tarragona Spain. He came to this country fo...

  • Terralsole

    Vigna Pian Bossolino is located on Montalcintf's south eastern slopes, an area well known for its...

  • Poggio Antico

    First of all the opinion of Arianna and Sabrina on the quality of Poggio Antico's wines. Arianna ...

  • La Poderina

    La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino near the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate that i...

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • 23 December 2009 The Consorzio have just sent out a press release for the new traceability procedure via SMS. Send a text message to 0039 366 3008880 with the three capital letters from the pink DOCG strip, the 8 numbers from the strip and the bottle capacity. e.g. AAI 00930123 0.75 In a matter of moments an SMS comes flying back with t...

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  • GIRO D’ITALIA 2010 is finishing up in Montalcino! Come and watch bicycles on 15 May. The 93rd edition of the Giro D’Italia will start in Amsterdam on 8 May 2010 and finish at the Verona arena on 30 May. There are 21 stages for a total of 3.415,50 km. For the second time in the race’s history the Giro will be going through Montalcino – on the...

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  • Benvenuto Brunello 2010 - 19/22 February BB will be from 19-22 February @ the Fortress in Montalcino. This is an unique opportunity to see most of Montalcino two hundred plus producers standing cheek to jowl in their Sunday best in a tent. It also provides a wonderful occasion to sample 2005 Brunello and 2004 Riservas and form an opinion abou...

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  • WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100 WINES 2009 Congratulations to the three Brunello 2004s in the top 20 of WS's top 100 world wines: 11° Poggio il Castellare 15° Castelgiocondo Marchesi Frescobaldi 16° Uccelliera

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  • Gambero Rosso Vini D'Italia 2010 - TRE BICCHIERI. Here are the 16 wineries that got the prestigious 3 bicchieri award for their Brunello 2004: Biondi Santi - Tenuta Il Greppo, Canalicchio - Franco Pacenti Canalicchio di Sopra La Cerbaiola Cerbaiona Podere La Fortuna Tenuta La Fuga Greppone Mazzi - Tenimenti Ruffino Poggio di Sotto T...

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  • BENVENUTO BRUNELLO 2010 US DATES! Chicago has been chosen as the second U.S. city for the 2010 edition of Benvenuto Brunello. The Chicago tasting is scheduled for February 1 and will be part of a larger program devoted to the wines of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti Classico, and Prosecco di Conegliano e Valdobbiadene. The New York tasti...

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  • This arrived, today, from Last Bottle's August MarathonTenuta Buon Tempo Brunello di MontalcinoSleeper Sauvignon BlancMar de Vinas AlbarinoHalcon PradoEnkidu OV ZinfandelStark Kick Ranch SyrahWhetsone Jon Boat PNHiller Wine & Queen Gruner VeltlinerStark Barbera Damiano VineyardChehalem Three Vineyard RieslingMost of the whites will be going to t... Read More

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  • Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Brick color in the glass. Interestingly a winemaker (of Italian heritage) once told me that Sangiovese should be a brick or umber color, not bright red. It did have a lively red fruit nose and on the tip of the tongue more of the same. After that I lost interest in this wine--fruit fades, no acid, no body, no complexity, no soul. There's not... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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    bold, dark, fruity, savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    I was expecting more but it was satisfying. Plenty of red berry fruit, tannins, acidity, spice and herbal tones. There was a slight barnyard funk to this that needs 45 mins. of decanting. 88 points - Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by finney


  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... Vine Pinot Noir2011 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate2014 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton2015 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre2010 Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva (x2)2015 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu2014 Tablas Creek Roussanne (x Read More

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  • That Meiomi Pinot Noir is something to be avoided at all cost; an assessment I ... red wine, a 2009 Il Viltro Brunello di Montalcino which was very good.  Rick showed me some of his prized wines, like the 1982 and 1985 Barolos, plus a 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild!  He didn't open those of cours Read More

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  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 2011

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    a bit too spicy for me... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Brunello di Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi 2011

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    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

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  • Do you have muleys over there or is that a behemoth black or whitetail? Guessing a male? How old, and how many points? Tough or tender?Would tend to want to eat tender venison ribs like they were lamb (and wine them accordingly). The tough ones (old does or a gnarly ancient buck, etc.), cooked till meat falls off the bone, Q style.Any number of ... Read More

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  • Visited Tuscany the other week (stayed the lovely little village of Campagnatico) and tried the wines from Bolgheri, Montecucco, Morellino de Scansano, Montepulciano and of course Montalcino. Favourites where the Moris farms IGT wine Avvoltore, the Montecucco Riserva from Villa Patrizia and Pieve Vecchia Chorum . In Montalcino the Enotecas an...

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  • Visiting for the first time in January. Suggestions of where to visit? Staying in Florence for two weeks!

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  • Can someone tell me how much a bottle of Brunello di Montalcino 1964 is worth? (Castiglione del Bosco) and Brunello di Montalcino 1979 (Val di suga) Thank you, Kristina

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  • The Bonacchi 2003 Brunello di Montalcino at Trader Joes for 19.99 is worth the price. We brought back several bottles of more expensive Brunello from the region and while this wine does not compare with those, it is a lovely addition to a steak dinner or antipasto platter. For the price you can afford to share with friends and not break the ba...

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