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...

  • Syrah

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

  • 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 ...

  • Nebbiolo

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

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  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini

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

  • Col D Orcia

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

  • Poggio Antico

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

  • Casanova di Neri

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

  • 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

  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    Very aggressive wine; just not sure all of the flavors agreed with me completely... definitely not boring, at least. Read More

    Wine review by Echelar


  • Il Palazzone 1999

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    Fruit forward with prominent maraschino cherry. Spicy toasted aromas create a complex and intense bouquet. Silky soft wiht pleasant tannins. Lingering length and finish. Still extremely vibrant in 2009 tasting Read More

    Wine review by 193530Laurapal 193530 Laurapal


  • A highly anticipated annual wine event, this year's Grand Tasting will be the ... ... opportunity! * 2004 Brunello di Montalcino - Vintage Score: 97 points! * 2005 Bordeaux - Vintage Score: 95-100 points! * 2007 Chateauneuf du Pape - Vintage Score: 98 points! * Spottswoode - Lindy Novak will be here to pour her highly sought-after... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Gary's Wine & Marketplace...


  • Castello Banfi 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by donloah


  • Ciacci Poggio Della Fonte 2006

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    This wine has a beautiful deep garnet color. It is sweet smelling with cherry and brandy flavors. The tannins are very light, and it is full bodied but easy to drink. Read More

    Wine review by abeth


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by linzmeyer


  • Castello Banfi 2003

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    No written review

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • 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


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