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...

  • 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 ...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • 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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  • Mastrojanni

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

  • Podere La Vigna

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

  • 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...

  • Fattoria La Lecciaia

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

  • 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

  • Luce Brunello 2005

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    aroma & taste; black currant, mocha , anisesophisticated bordeaux blend with afican spice. Read More

    Wine review by wes77royce


  • Luce Brunello 2005

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    ruby redaroma; blackberry, prune,, leathertaste; firm tannins, deep flavour, rich finale Read More

    Wine review by wes77royce


  • I hope Snooth readers are not tiring of me talking about my cruise, but I ... ... excellent wine. Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino (2005) -- $55.From the Snooth database the price for the only source for this wine is about $53.It may very well be that this wine was released years ago for, maybe, $36.So, even at that price $55 is a pretty consume... Read More

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  • Bdm 2001

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    The fruit plays third fiddle here to the sweet & spicy soil, and truly electrifying acidity. Someone said it was a little bit corked, but it didn't matter to me, this was pretty heady stuff. Looking forward to trying this again down the line. Read More

    Wine review by JonDerry


  • Pre-Arrival Nardi Brunello 2006

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    The nose showed red berries, potpourri, tobacco and spice. On the palate, I found a soft structure with red fruits. The finish was long, yet I found this Brunello to be lacking some stuffing. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


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  • Brunello Campogiovani 375 2004

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    The fruit shows impressive depth and richness, but it is the French oak that dominates the flavor and textural profile. Youll notice flavors of red cherry, root beer, mesquite and Indian spice. Read More

    Wine review by Mimi Kim


  • Camigliano Brunello 2005

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Antinori Villa Antinori Toscan Tuscany Chianti Brunello Sangiovese 2002

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    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

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    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


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