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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  • 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 ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Nebbiolo

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

  • Syrah

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

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Canalicchio di Sopra

    In 1962 Primo Pacenti, a lover of the land with a knowledge of its products, founded Azienda Agri...

  • Case Basse

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

  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Fattoi

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

  • Collemattoni

    wonderful vineyard

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Casanova D Brunello 2003

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    Tannic, intense, dances down the throat, warm, earthy, perfect compliment for the steak at Sparks Read More

    Wine review by eborzino


  • Friends of Snooth, not much of a blog here, but hoping to get some forum-like ... recall the outcry against Brunello di Montalcino producers who were cutting their wines with juice from other regions of Italy to alter the wines taste and/or production levels.  Remembrance of this issue can be found here.Governments have gotten involved, wine ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Winemaking Techniques:...


  • Castello Banfi 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by ctrlspace


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    2006 Banfi Chianti Classico Color: very dark ruby (surprisingly), Nose: fruitier, Taste: cherries, light-bodied, high tannins (probably mellowed from the hour long decanting), slight acidity, makes Petes mouth water.Lamarr: C (not crazy about it)Hector: (Chianti is water with tannins, not as good as the Ruffino)Alastor: C Read More

    Wine review by lamarr


  • Since my Tasting group of hard-hitting Sonoma County Pinot Noir producers ... ... Italian wines, Terralsoles Brunello di Montalcino and Piras Vigna Rionda Barolo.  The reds werent a precise theme, but it opened up the palates of us Cabernet focused Napa Valley types.Over the last couple of months, I was fortunate to organize a blind tasting o... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Taste, Taste, Eat, Taste


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    A bit tannic and young. Not a lot of fruit present, but there's a lot of structure that will give this wine some life beyond the normal range of a typical Rosso. Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin


  • Hi everyone! I just recently joined the site and am in a desperate search for a 1997 Brunello di Montalcino. The producer is cantina di montalcino. I've been trying to find it and have had no luck. If anyone knows where I can get it, I would really appreciate the info!!! Read More

    Forum post in the topic 1997 brunello


  • We had a great tasting last night and it focused on one of my favorite grapes, ... crisis in Brunello to arise.Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy's flagship wines. They can be brilliant wines but being made from 100% sangiovese, in particular a clone called Brunello, they tend to have strong acids, astringent tannins, and less body than ma... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Sangiovese GTi


  • Brunello la Lecciaia Rv03 2003

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    not yet tasted Read More

    Wine review by RickMara


  • Lamaione Merlot Tuscany 2003

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    Intensely aromatic with nutty oak, smoky coals, charcoal, heavy toast, Cocoa, burnt sugar, and pruney fruit notes. This freshens up somewhat revealing slightly roasted black fruits, mineral and spice tones with a nicely refreshing top note of spearmint and sage. There might be a touch of brett here as well. In the mouth this is elegant with sof... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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