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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Varietals Produced in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • 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

  • Podere La Vigna

    Generations of the Rubegni family have farmed the area around Montalcino, well-known for its prod...

  • Col D Orcia

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • Collemattoni

    wonderful vineyard

  • Tenuta Il Poggione

    In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, a few kilometres from Montalcino, there are places where time se...

  • La Fortuna

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Fattoria Dei Barbi 1995

    Snoothrank:

    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


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    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


  • 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


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