Montalcino Wine

Add a photo
for this region?


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 »

View More

Popular wines made in Montalcino under $20

Find local availability for these wines:Submit

Varietals Produced in Montalcino View all

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Merlot

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

Page 6 of 149

Montalcino on Snooth

  • Carione Brunello di Montalcino


    2005 Read More

    Wine review by sjbae

  • Mocali Brunello di Montalcino 2010


    Lighter wine - like a Valpolicella. Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • La Serena Brunello di Montalcino 2010


    Full Bodied robust Brunello. Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • V V:  This was from Claudia; she wanted a response by 25 March 2015 ... ... ... dei Barbi2011 Rosso di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva2007 Vigna del Fiore The tasting will take place on Monday, April 27th, at 8:30pm Eastern/5:30pm Pacific.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Virtual tastings and rumors...

  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Kirill Menyalin

  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009


    The nose is dark and firm, with black cherry skins, mineral Earth, and serious floral notes on top and a suggestion of spearmint. The palate is finessed, with great strength underneath, showing elegant red cherry, and raspberry, with Asian spice, and fine texture. Notes of charred Earth accent the structure, which is complete and balanced, albei... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc

  • Poggio Il Castellare Brunello 2005


    Mello Brunello Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • Poggio Lontano Brunello di Montalcino 2005


    Maybe because this was way In the back of my wine fridge and I forgot about it but I just opened it tonight to compliment braised short ribs and it was perfect! Would have saved some more if I knew!! Read More

    Wine review by bevbro

  • Wine Library BDVI offer:Hello Berserkers! So our first deal is site wide ... ... - TALENTI BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO ... montalcinoPrice: $49.99 on sale ( was $64.99 ) - Use code BeserkerDay3 to get this for $39.99 96 Points James Suckling"A layered and rich red with a light prune, plum and berry character,... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Berserker Day VI is coming...

  • Rosso di Montalcino Il Poggione 91ag 2012


    Dark ruby in color with a touch of brick. Rather closed on the nose with soft cherries in the mouth. Highly acidic wine with almost no tannins leading to a short finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

prev 1 ...  4 5 6 7 8  ...  149 next

View larger map

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Montalcino Wine Top Lists

Recent Forum PostsView all

Montalcino wine ratings and reviews

Snooth Media Network