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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Fattoi

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • La Poderina

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

  • Terralsole

    Vigna Pian Bossolino is located on Montalcintf's south eastern slopes, an area well known for its...

  • Poggio Antico

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

  • La Velona

    The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is th...

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Siro Pacenti Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    The nose first shows firm masculine black cherry and black berry fruit with aromatic wood and some incense. On the palate, solid black cherry, some sweet tobacco and Earthy underbrush lead into a long, mouthwatering finish that has fine grip, and lingering tobacco notes. 91Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Tenuta Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese Tuscany 2009

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    Forward, warm and toasty, spiced cherry leads the way on the nose. Like a roasted cherry cobbler, with aromatic herbs, dried flowers, and forest floor. Very nice complexity. The palate has firm, fresh, black cherry,with solid tannins, some espresso notes (which also develop later on the nose) and a long clean finish. Quite a nice ride. A blend ... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Rich Earth and aromatic red cherry skins with underlying minerality and notes of dried herbs (thyme?). Later green tobacco and sandalwood appear on the nose. The palate is delicious being somehow rich and lean at the same time.Spiced red cherry leads the way with nice freshness and juicy acidity. The finish is long and finely textured. Satisfyin... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Gianni Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Red cherry skins, and dried flowers lead the way on the nose with some clay Earth, mineral, and meatiness. The palate is nicely balanced, with finesse, showing more firm red cherry and floral notes, followed by a long, dusty finish. This is the full package, complete, satisfying, and likely to last in the cellar for a while. 91 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Uccelliera Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Fragrant, dried black cherry, with Asian spice notes, flinty Earth, and a subtle dairy notes, comprise the nose on this welcoming wine. The palate shows fresh, red cherry, some anise, with mouth coating dusty tannins and long, mouthwatering finish. Well built, and really easy to drink. An excellent value. 91 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Subtle smoke and incense overlay dusty dried red cherry skins on the nose, with a pleasant little note of smokey candle wax. Nicely structured and well balanced, the palate shows red cherry skins, dark Earth, and flinty stones, with dried herbs and a fine mouth coating finish that lingers. Elegant and solid at the same time. 92 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... di Piccolomini 1995 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso  |  1 in stock  |  $49.99 Ciacci di Piccolomini 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Pianrosso  |  4 in stock  |  $69.99 Clos du Mont Olivet 1998 Chateauneuf du Pape Reflets cuvee Unique  |  7 in stock  |  $44.99 ... Read More

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  • If in the States right now I'd definitely be buying off this list. Really ... 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva  |  1 in stock  |  $44.99 Altesino 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli  |  1 in stock  |  $59.99 Antinori 2001 Brunello di Montalcino Piane delle Vigne  |  2 in stock  |  $39.99 Argiano 1996 Brunello di Montalcino   |  1 in stock ... Read More

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  • My favorite wine is Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino - but I can't afford it very often.  when I went to Italy I visited the Banfi Winery and fell in love with their Chianti.  But I have a lot of different wines I really like.  Just wish I had more folks in my life that liked wine.  :) Read More

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  • I'm renting a car and taking a road trip through part of Tuscany and Umbria ... ... taste a lot of wine (Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano), maybe do a cooking class, see olive oil in the making and eat good food.  Any recommendation 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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