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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  • 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 ...

  • Syrah

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

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  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini

    Donatella Cinelli Colombini is a Medieval scholar-turned wine producer in Montalcino, Italy. Sh...

  • Case Basse

    Case Basse is an estate in the southwest area of Montalcino, where Sangiovese Grosso vines are gr...

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Col D Orcia

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

  • La Fortuna

    In 1918, Mr. Modesto Güell Coll arrives to Chile from Tarragona Spain. He came to this country fo...

  • 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

  • I was wondering which Tuscan wines you prefer. Mainstream Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Chiani DOCG or are you more into less known Tuscan wines like Montecucco DOC, Vino Nobile di Montalcino DOCG or Morellino di Scansano DOCG? I'm only focusing on Sangiovese-based wines here - not on Super Tuscans like (Bolgheri DOC or Sassicaia DOC).Do you t... Read More

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  • Let's get together and share some great Sangiovese Grosso and dinner.Where: ... January 24th, 7:00PMTheme: Brunello di Montalcino - Bring one bottle per person to share / compare / enjoy. We'll see what sub-themes develop.Cost: Cost of the food, whatever we order from the menu, and a generous tip for the service.Who: All are welcome. Let's limi... Read More

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  • For those interested...I have a couple of bottles of the top wine, wow my 1st ... Piccolomini d’Aragona Brunello di Montalcino 20078. Beringer Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley Reserve 20097. Shea Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Shea Vineyard Estate 20096. Château Léoville Barton St.-Julien 20095. Guiraud Sauternes 20094. Clos des Pape Chateauneu... Read More

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  • Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin 2006

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    Castello Banfi Brunello di montalcino 2004Este vino fué algo sorprendente. Su color granate opaco denota su edad y los aromas balsámicos y de aceituna sobresalen en nariz para luego aparecer esa fruta negra madura y mezclarse con la especia. En boca tiene una entrada ligera para luego expandirse con esa acidez característica, sorprende un poco e... Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


  • Tenuta Greppo Franco Biondi-Santi Brunello Riserva 1998

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    No written review

    Wine review by matpadua


  • Banfi Poggio Alle Mura Brunello di Montalcin 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by Sandro Nunes


  • Le Macioche Brunello di Mont 2003

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    Jensen agm 2012 Read More

    Wine review by Aleynik


  • Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Mont 1999

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    Dried herbs, aromatic sandalwood, lavender, tea, and grilled meats, all enveloped in a dusty warm cherry aroma. There is a soft texture and richness to the nose. On the palate, roasted black cherry, more sandalwood and tea with Asian spices and a bit of milk chocolate. The palate has a roundness to it. Persistent and seamless with an integrated ... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2007

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    Nothing outstanding yet very agreeable. Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Ciacci Piccolomini d'Aragona Poggio Della Fonte Toscana Rosso 2008

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    Note from tasting: strong nose, smoky Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


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