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...

  • 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...

  • Barbera

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

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  • Tenuta Il Poggione

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

  • 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...

  • La Poderina

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

  • La Magia

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

  • Villa Poggio Salvi

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • That Meiomi Pinot Noir is something to be avoided at all cost; an assessment I ... red wine, a 2009 Il Viltro Brunello di Montalcino which was very good.  Rick showed me some of his prized wines, like the 1982 and 1985 Barolos, plus a 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild!  He didn't open those of cours Read More

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  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 2011


    a bit too spicy for me... Read More

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  • Brunello di Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi 2011


    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

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  • Do you have muleys over there or is that a behemoth black or whitetail? Guessing a male? How old, and how many points? Tough or tender?Would tend to want to eat tender venison ribs like they were lamb (and wine them accordingly). The tough ones (old does or a gnarly ancient buck, etc.), cooked till meat falls off the bone, Q style.Any number of ... Read More

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  • EM - I downloaded the order form and passed it on to my spousal unit. ... list ... ... list and selected a 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, as we enjoyed a bottle from this same region (different winery) last Saturday with our friends Rick & Debbie.  The wine was very nice, and paired well with our salad, my beef dish and yes, even Sandra's seafoo... Read More

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  • Last Saturday we hosted another wine dinner with our neighbors (Rick & ... ... Riserva Italian wine from Brunello di Montalcino; they visited this winery and each bottle label is hand painted by the wine maker.  We started off with one of our new Pinot Noir's from Domaine Drouhin, the 2014 RoseRock.  We recently purchased six bottles and while... Read More

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  • Brunello di Montalcino notes: Romitorio '10 Rosso; 100% Sangiovese Nero 's ..zzz..Bouquet smells like the "jelly" "blackberry and blueberry" sweet and full  from one of my past favorite tastes as a child. Read More

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  • Santa was generous this year wasn't he? You guys are better at this than I ... Mestizaje and 2009 Lisini Brunello di Montalcino - from MJetOutthere - 1996 Fernando Remirez de Ganuza Rioja Reserva - from GregTMJet - 2009 Domaine Charvin Châteauneuf-du-Pape - from JonDerryDVogler - 2011 Marcarini Barolo Brunate - from Rckr Dmcker - 2011 Agricola... Read More

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  • EM - Well at least it should have put you in the mood for South American music ... shared a glass of their 2009 Brunello di Montalcino | Livio Sassetti (Toscana) at $29 per glass and that was a beautiful wine too.  All wines were 2009 vintage and very tasty.Oh, the Nationals beat the Giants, 5 to 1.  It was a pretty good game with decent weath... Read More

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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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