Montalcino Wine

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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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  • 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...

  • Syrah

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

  • Vermentino

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Siro Pacenti Rosso di Montalcino 2010

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    Rather sweet on the nose, and toasty with simple sweet fruit layered over some vanilla and topped with floral nuance. Surprisingly cool and compact on entry with great acids and polished tannins lending this a smooth fee. Today it's just a touch short and shows a hint of heat but there's plenty of chewy fruit here helping to buffer the palate. T... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • That was a great time! Thanks V.V., and the rest of the gang, for such ... ... ... Piccolomini Brunello Di Montalcino, Riserva "Santa Caterina D'Oro"Lovely nose of pretty spiced cherry that is moderately dense in character. Solid underneath with notes of flinty Earth.The palate is quite aromatic with licorice notes, black tea, and tobacco. Th... Read More

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  • Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Casanova di Neri Rosso di Montalcino 2009

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    Bright and young red cherry start with a long explosive, again young long finish. Decanted and enjoyed. Read More

    Wine review by William Djubin


  • Focaia Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2004

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    very smooth wine I brought over from Tuscany Read More

    Wine review by runningbear


  • Solaria Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    Reticent on the nose with suggestions of spice and tobacco. fairly soft in the mouth with modest intensity, thi is not making much of an impression. Its fairly tannic for its size, showing some light, creamy cherry fruit on the palate in a simple and easy style. 83pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Fattoria Dei Barbi Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    A little spicy with rusty red fruit, cranberries on nose. In the mouth this is a little jammy with a touch of wood ripe, and yet a little lean with mineral flavors and a touch of a creamy texture. This has an odd blend of textures, chunky and juicy. Sort of an under-ripe/over-ripe thing going on on the palate. 85pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Palazzo Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    Smoky on the nose with aromas of stemmy herbs, minerals, and austere red fruits. Rather friendly in the mouth with a ripe, round texture and lingonberry fruit supported by polished tannins and juicy acids. theres some savory accent notes here, along with a bit of a chunky mouthfeel as well. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Capanna Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    Leathery, earthy smoky, and deep on the nose with impressive complexity and lovely floral tones over dark berry fruit. Decidedly less interesting on the palate. In a ripe plump but simple with soft tannins and acids, and a modest, austere finish. Bonus points for the nose. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • La Magia Rosso di Montalcino 2011

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    Savory on the nose with smoky aromas of old wood, rhubarb and beet root. Very complex on entry, smooth and fairly rich, with some chewiness still here. Theres good detail to the slightly meaty and peppery herb framed fruit that wraps up in a short finish with a bit of wood tannin sticking out on the back end. 86pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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