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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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

  • Merlot

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

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Montalcino on Snooth

  • Uccelleira Rosso di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Greg is certainly a very knowledgeable contributor on multiple boards.  I ... and Vittorio Frescobaldi of Montalcino.  The original botllings, first released int 1997, were produced jointly by winemakers Tim Mondavi and Lamberto Frescobaldi.  Since 2004 Luce has been produced under the direction of Lamberto Frescobaldi.  It is a blend of Sangi... Read More

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  • Fossacolle Brunello di Montalcino 2004

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    Just an excellent brunello from Fossacolle. This is showing just the slightest amount of bricking on the edges. Nice rustic, earthy nose with a good bit dried red and black fruit. On tasting, black plum, black cherry, a touch of tar, bracing acidity, totally integrated fine grained tannins, all in great balance. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Caparzo Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Rich blackberry fruit and a little sweet vanilla bean are notable on the nose, with some mineral notes as well. The palate has fresh blackberry, flinty Earth, and a dusty finish. Well balanced with a nice freshness. 90 Pts Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunello di Montalcino le Chiuse 2010

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    The nose is firm, and a bit closed at the moment, but reveals more with coaxing. Pretty dried black cherry skins with a lovely floral layer, some charred Earth, and aromatic dried herbs all unfold with a little time. Later, some pie spice and tobacco evolve on the nose. The palate starts with fresh red cherry and blackberry flesh that are unders... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Brunello di Montalcino le Chiuse 2010

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    The nose is full and firm with minerally black fruit richness at the core, faint vanilla bean, dates, sweet grilled meats, a little dark chocolate, and a layer of dried flowers.There's a pleasant, slightly chewy texture to the palate, with baked red cherry fruit that combines rusticity with subtle sweetness. The grilled meat carries through on t... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Il Poggione Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2010

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    The nose is solid and finessed at the same time, showing dense, firm black cherry fruit and skins, with some warm spice, rose petals, and lanolin. The palate has a dignified character with plenty of detail, but expressed in a reserved way, letting out a little at a time. There is delicious spiced red cherry with fresh acidity, and a firm streak... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • Picked this up at Total Wine over a year ago and had it tonight with some ... ... going on with this Rosso di Montalcino, some subtle black cherry on the nose, a bit more black cherry and a touch of leather on the palate with some scratchy tannins, medium (-) acidity and a short finish.&nbs Read More

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  • Podere Paganico Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    Fairly generic and mundane sangio. Not a lot going on with this Rosso di Montalcino, some subtle black cherry on the nose, a bit black cherry and a touch of leather on the palate with some scratchy tannins, medium (-) acidity and a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Casa Bottega Brunello di Montalcino Il Vino Dei Poeti 2008

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    Wine review by gntop1


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