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...

  • 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...

  • 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

  • La Magia

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

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • Poggio Antico

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

  • Tenuta Il Poggione

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

  • Mastrojanni

    Established in 1975, today the MASTROIANNI FARM has 90 hectares of terrain, just over 24 of which...

  • Terralsole

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Located at 1050 ft with a southeast exposure,Leathery and a little bretty on the nose with lovely aromas of old wood, dried tart cherry fruit, moss and minerally earth. Perfumy and attractive. Lovely texture in the mouth with ripe tannins, nice depth to the palate, and incipient complexity under the small strawberry and raspberry fruit flecked ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Col d'Orcia Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    The furthest south of these wines, also at about 900 foot elevation, 18 to 20 day maceration, highest alcohol of the bunchPerfumed and gently spicy on the nose with an accent of oak and sweetness layered over strawberry and mineral fruit, turning a bit smoky with nutty oak. Smooth and polished in the mouth with nice strong strawberry fruit on th... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Capanne Ricci Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by mark


  • Capanne Ricci Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    On the southern side of the appellation in a relatively warmer zone at 900 feet of elevation , 10 to 12 days of maceration followed by three years in large slavonian oakOld wood and sour berries layered over tarry earth, forest floor, coffee and a little minty greets the nose.A bit austere smelling and spicy on the nose which turns rather tobacc... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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    Wine review by mannycorks


  • Fattoria la Lecciaia Brunello 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by ceekaynj


  • Yeah, OT and Lucha have this tendency to send people off looking for ... on ... on some very tasty '04 Brunello di Montalcino when I came across this "medium Tuscan" for an outrageously cheap $5.  It's my belief is that Sango marries well with merlot. If you pair it with Syrah or Cab, it just tastes like diluted Syrah or Cab and loses all its ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?


  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004

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    Wine review by ceekaynj


  • Last November I opened a 5 liter Brunello di Montalcino to celebrate my 50th birthday and we were skeptic about it.  The wine had bled out about an inch over the years due to warm weather, and the wax was cracked with bleed stain due to a few movings.  But as we held our breath and kept our fingers crossed while making our first sip, the aroma o... Read More

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