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

  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Brunello Di Montalcino View all

  • Col D Orcia

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

  • Podere La Vigna

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

  • Fattoi

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

  • La Poderina

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

  • Mastrojanni

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

  • Casanova di Neri

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Camigliano Brunello 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Antinori Villa Antinori Toscan Tuscany Chianti Brunello Sangiovese 2002


    I love this wine, it is great everynight when in the mood for it. Nice light red wine, strawberry hints over to a spice finish. Give this alittle chill for a nice summer night. I buy this wine by the case and you should too. Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211

  • Marchesi di Frescobaldi Tenuta di Castiglionie NV


    This is a nice everyday wine, Light and a very good young wine to enjoy with red meat. Fresobaldi is my favorite vineyard and this is just another great little wine Read More

    Wine review by gabes1211

  • Lamaione Merlot Tuscany 2003


    No written review

    Wine review by gabes1211

  • Col d'Orcia Olmaia 2001


    Enjoyed this 26 March, 2011 (with excellent Mexican horse fillet). Have had this in my cellar since 2006, so some 5 years. Very dark and still intense. Nice structure with liquorice, dark berries and oak nicely integrated. Full body despite its age, very intense, however with a soft palate and smooth tannins. Has improved a lot with cellaring. S... Read More

    Wine review by Ruski

  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004


    Bought a bottle for the table tonight at The Russian Tea Room. An absolute delight! Substantial and resonant while maintaining an appealing fruitiness. It had a splendid nose and drank divinely. Earned its 4-glass rating from me! Read More

    Wine review by LI2LA

  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004


    Lovely. New to the whole "appreciate wine for being wine" thing, but this blows most of what i've had out of the water. Rich aroma, tangy too. Decent amount of tannins and a rich, dark medium full flavor. Something like dark cherry...reminds me of eating devils food cake. definitely worth a shot. Read More

    Wine review by wontonathan5689

  • Ciacci Brunello 2003


    Full and powerful. Not as much deep fruit as I would have liked. I drank without food. I have one more bottle and look forward to trying it with a hearty meal to bring out he fruit and complement the leather and oak flavors. Read More

    Wine review by CENYC

  • Castello Banfi 2006


    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW

  • Castello Banfi 2006


    See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): Read More

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW

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