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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Varietals Produced in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • 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 ...

  • Barbera

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

  • 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

  • Podere La Vigna

    Generations of the Rubegni family have farmed the area around Montalcino, well-known for its prod...

  • Terralsole

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

  • Canalicchio di Sopra

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

  • Poggio Antico

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

  • Gianni Brunelli

    Tuscan tradition tells euphoria of wine and oil silence. If the wine is indeed fun and noise, t...

  • 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

  • Then, if you want to break the budget, there's always the 1996 Quinterelli ... try some good sangiovese (Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti Riserva, etc.) and blends with sangiovese and merlot or cabernet sauvignon ('Super Tuscans') from the northern part of central Italy (Tuscany) when you have a chance, Todd Read More

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  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2008

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    Slight brick color in the glass. This is not bricking that I might associate with an older wine that had been exposed to oxygen. Thats just the color that it is. Fairly sedate wine that does not assault the tongue with fruit flavors. There is a hint of red berry fruit, but that is it. I do get something of a licorice hint. Very nice. Tart... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2004

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    Just an excellent brunello from Fossacolle. This is showing just the slightest amount of bricking on the edges. Nice rustic, earthy nose with a good bit dried red and black fruit. On tasting, black plum, black cherry, a touch of tar, bracing acidity, totally integrated fine grained tannins, all in great balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Rich blackberry fruit and a little sweet vanilla bean are notable on the nose, with some mineral notes as well. The palate has fresh blackberry, flinty Earth, and a dusty finish. Well balanced with a nice freshness. 90 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • 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


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