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...

  • 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

  • Mastrojanni

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

  • Collemattoni

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  • Poggio Antico

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

  • Terralsole

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

  • Case Basse

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

  • 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

  • La Lecciaia Sangiovese Grosso 2004

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    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

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    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


  • Fattoria Dei Barbi 1995

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    Aromas of brown and burnt sugar on the nose gave way to dried red berries. On the palate, this wine was full and beautifully resolved with lush sour cherry fruit made juicy by vibrant acidity. The finish was long and reminiscent of cherries and old spice. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido


  • Ciacci Brunello 2003

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    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

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


  • Castello Banfi 2006

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

    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW


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