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...

  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Villa Poggio Salvi

    Traditional wines produced with modern methods: this is the philosophy of Villa Poggio Salvi. ...

  • La Poderina

    La Poderina is located just south of Montalcino near the village of Castelnuovo dell'Abate that i...

  • Castello di Camigliano

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

  • Canalicchio di Sopra

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

  • La Magia

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

  • Col D Orcia

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Thanks EM.  My spousal unit just did a tour of the bathroom and after ... ... nice bottle of Italian wine (Brunello di Montalcino 2008 from Collosorbo, $104 on the menu, so $52 to us) which we opened and sipped a bit while waiting for the pizza to be cooked.  Everything was tasty so it worked out wel Read More

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  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino 2008

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    Nice maroon color that might tilt towards brownish tinge. Kind of a musty nosedried fruit. Raisiny, dried fruit characteristic on the tongue that I normally get from Nebbiolos. Fairly full-bodied and quite round. Very mild tannin and very mild acid. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Lighter wine - like a Valpolicella. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Full Bodied robust Brunello. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • V V:  This was from Claudia; she wanted a response by 25 March 2015 ... ... ... Rosso di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva2007 Vigna del Fiore The tasting will take place on Monday, April 27th, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.&nbs Read More

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  • Poggio Il Castellare Brunello 2005

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    Mello Brunello Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Wine Library BDVI offer:Hello Berserkers! So our first deal is site wide ... is site wide ... - TALENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINOhttps://winelibrary.com/products/84491- ... montalcinoPrice: $49.99 on sale ( was $64.99 ) - Use code BeserkerDay3 to get this for $39.99 96 Points James Suckling"A layered and rich red with a light prune, plum and ber... Read More

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  • Now this is interesting - give it a read:  ... of Tuscany's Brunello di Montalcino were celebrating Thursday after Italian police foiled a plot to flood the market with over 220,000 counterfeit bottles of the prized red wine.A noted wine expert who had obtained fake Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino labels and was able to falsify certification i... Read More

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  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by qillaq


  • Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Fresh red cherry and red cherry skins, with smokiness, and Earth. On the palate, lean red cherry, some green herbs, and good structure. Straightforward and ready to drink now. 87 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


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  • Hello GDP or whoever is out there. Have any of you had the Bonacchi Brunello di Montalcino 2003? I saw a bottle at Trader Joe's for $20 and decided that for that price I could take a chance. So what's the verdict: Sensational Steal or Sad Scam?

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