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The town of Montalcino, named for the species of local oak that once covered the area, rests on a hill overlooking the Tuscan countryside in Italy. A magnificent 14th century Medieval castle is its picturesque “skyline” that can be seen for miles in the distance. This is where Brunello di Montalcino, considered the “noblest” of the wines of the Sangiovese grape, is produced. As is Rosso di Montalcino, its fratellino (younger brother). Moscadello di Montalcino is the white grape counterpart. 
 
Early versions of Brunello (the local name for Sangiovese Grosso, meaning “little dark one”)  were enjoyed as far back as that castle was first inhabited. But the wine didn’t come into its own until the 1870s. Ferruccio Biondi-Santi is credited with innovating the production of Brunello to improve its quality and longevity. Until that point, Brunello was a field blend, using whatever grapes happened to be around, not just Sangiovese, and not Read more »

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Syrah

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

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • 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...

  • Vermentino

    History of the grape: Little concrete history is known about Vermentino except that it has recently been identified a...

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Montalcino on Snooth

  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by finney


  • If I were within reach of NYC on that date I would *definitely* be ... Campi di Fonterenza, Montalcino; Sasa Radikon, Friuli.Please purchase tickets from the items and time slots below, choosing Store Pickup as delivery method. Please help us make this the most successful fundraiser possible - tickets are not refundable - if you are unable to a... Read More

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  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... Noir2011 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate2014 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton2015 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre2010 Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva (x2)2015 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu2014 Tablas Creek Roussanne (x Read More

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  • Marchesi de Frescobaldi Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino 2007

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    Another one from lunch at Torinos' @ Home. Wonderful! Loads of ripe fruit, balanced Tannins, with herbs, minerals, pepper, and tobacco. Smooth, silky, an velvety - just Lovely. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • That Meiomi Pinot Noir is something to be avoided at all cost; an assessment I ... a 2009 Il Viltro Brunello di Montalcino which was very good.  Rick showed me some of his prized wines, like the 1982 and 1985 Barolos, plus a 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild!  He didn't open those of cours Read More

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  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 2011

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    a bit too spicy for me... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Rosso di Montalcino 2014

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    did not really like the excessive spices Read More

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  • Brunello di Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi 2011

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    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Brunello di Montalcino Lisini 91js 2009

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    Wine review by bobvree


  • Brunello di Montalcino Lisini 91js 2009

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    Wine review by bobvree


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