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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  • 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...

  • 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...

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  • Podere La Vigna

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

  • Mastrojanni

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

  • Gianni Brunelli

    Tuscan tradition tells euphoria of wine and oil silence. If the wine is indeed fun and noise, t...

  • Poggio Antico

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

  • Case Basse

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

  • Tenuta Il Poggione

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

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • 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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  • After 1 week travel in gorgeous Tuscany, more precisely in Montepulciano, I can ... less famous than their "Brunello di Montalcino" neighbours (also terrific, obviously), the "Vino Nobile" have another advantage that is their price... A top bottle from one of the many recent and exciting producers can be bought by less than 25 Euros. The Riserv... Read More

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  • Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2007


    Hold 2017-2027- The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. Dark red cherries, plums, spices, leather and tobacco wrap around the palate as this dense, powerful wine starts to open up. Expressive aromatics are woven throughout, giving the 2007 a measure of polish and sophistication that is not always present in this wine when it is young. Fines... Read More

    Wine review by Jerel1957

  • 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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  • Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • 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


    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

  • Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino 2001


    Opened and poured. Deep, dark cherries, forest floor and a subtle note of mint. Fruit is still powerful, offsetting the solid tannins. Cherry skins and dried blackberry. Good acid support. Fine earthy finish with a bit of brown sugar. Satisfying masculine personality.24hrs later-Continues to display a wonderful masculinity. Black cherry/cherry s... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • Tenuta Greppo Franco Biondi-Santi Brunello Riserva 1998


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    Wine review by matpadua

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