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...

  • Barbera

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

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Fattoi

    The 70 hectare holding is divided into 9 hectares of Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino vineyards a...

  • poggio di sotto

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

    La Lecciaia acquistata da Mauro Pacini nel 1983, trasformata e dotata delle più avanzate tecniche...

  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini

    Donatella Cinelli Colombini is a Medieval scholar-turned wine producer in Montalcino, Italy. Sh...

  • Mastrojanni

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

  • La Magia

    The winery "La Magia" lies just north of the roman abbey of St. Antimo. It is not only situated i...

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • 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


  • Fattoria Dei Barbi 1995

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    Aromas of brown and burnt sugar on the nose gave way to dried red berries. On the palate, this wine was full and beautifully resolved with lush sour cherry fruit made juicy by vibrant acidity. The finish was long and reminiscent of cherries and old spice. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Ciacci Brunello 2003

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    Full and powerful. Not as much deep fruit as I would have liked. I drank without food. I have one more bottle and look forward to trying it with a hearty meal to bring out he fruit and complement the leather and oak flavors. Read More

    Wine review by CENYC


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2003

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    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin 2006

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    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


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