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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Mastrojanni

    Established in 1975, today the MASTROIANNI FARM has 90 hectares of terrain, just over 24 of which...

  • Col D Orcia

    The Col D’Orcia estate is one of the oldest companies of Montalcino, being present in 1933 with t...

  • poggio di sotto

    Fattoria Poggio di Sotto was founded in 1989 on the south-east side of Montalcino, considered o...

  • Gianni Brunelli

    Tuscan tradition tells euphoria of wine and oil silence. If the wine is indeed fun and noise, t...

  • La Velona

    The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is th...

  • Castello di Camigliano

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Brunello Campogiovani 375 2004

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    The fruit shows impressive depth and richness, but it is the French oak that dominates the flavor and textural profile. Youll notice flavors of red cherry, root beer, mesquite and Indian spice. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Camigliano Brunello 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Antinori Villa Antinori Toscan Tuscany Chianti Brunello Sangiovese 2002

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    I love this wine, it is great everynight when in the mood for it. Nice light red wine, strawberry hints over to a spice finish. Give this alittle chill for a nice summer night. I buy this wine by the case and you should too. Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Marchesi di Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglionie NV

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    This is a nice everyday wine, Light and a very good young wine to enjoy with red meat. Fresobaldi is my favorite vineyard and this is just another great little wine Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Lamaione Merlot Tuscany 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by gabes1211


  • Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by newyorkwineguy


  • Col d'Orcia Olmaia 2001

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    Enjoyed this 26 March, 2011 (with excellent Mexican horse fillet). Have had this in my cellar since 2006, so some 5 years. Very dark and still intense. Nice structure with liquorice, dark berries and oak nicely integrated. Full body despite its age, very intense, however with a soft palate and smooth tannins. Has improved a lot with cellaring. S... Read More

    Wine review by Ruski


  • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2003

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    Full bodied and rich, brick red colour with a lot of tannines left as of March 2011. Would leave it in the cellar for another 3-5 yard, then serve it on a dark and rainy October evening with deer or elch and root vegetables :-) Read More

    Wine review by alfs


  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004

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    Bought a bottle for the table tonight at The Russian Tea Room. An absolute delight! Substantial and resonant while maintaining an appealing fruitiness. It had a splendid nose and drank divinely. Earned its 4-glass rating from me! Read More

    Wine review by LI2LA


  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004

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    Lovely. New to the whole "appreciate wine for being wine" thing, but this blows most of what i've had out of the water. Rich aroma, tangy too. Decent amount of tannins and a rich, dark medium full flavor. Something like dark cherry...reminds me of eating devils food cake. definitely worth a shot. Read More

    Wine review by wontonathan5689


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