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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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  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    Wine review by Kirill Menyalin


  • Brunelli Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    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

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    Mello Brunello Read More

    Wine review by icbang


  • Poggio Lontano Brunello di Montalcino 2005

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    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


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  • Rosso di Montalcino Il Poggione 91ag 2012

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    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


  • Poggio di Sotto Brunello di Montalcino 2004

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    The wines of Piero Palmucci are consistently outstanding, and this one is no exception. The nose starts off with roasted red cherry, mulling spices, and brown sugar overlaid with sweet tobacco leaf and sandalwood. It is very giving on the nose, but still quite finessed.The palate is full of textured red cherry, and Asian spice, with a gentle che... Read More

    Wine review by bobbbc


  • La Torre Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    This wine is earthy, with a hint of "barnyard" to it. It has a wonderful mushroomy, velvety taste that is medium-bodied and perfect with northern italian dishes. Read More

    Wine review by DCStar


  • Podere Paganico Rosso di Montalcino 2012

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    Color is light in the glass and the wine is light on the palate. Red fruit, sharp acidity and soft tannins with a soft touch of french oak. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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