Cantina di Montalcino

057 784 8704 Vinoteca della Cantina di Montalcino Loc. Val di Cava 53024 Montalcino

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The principal types of wine produced, solely from Sangiovese grapes, are the Rosso, which is subjected to aging of one year, as stipulatedto the market, and Brunello, whichis matured for five years, at least two of which are spent in oak casks. Other products available on the market: Poggio del Sasso, produced with Sangiovese grapes and Villa di Corsano, made with 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. In addition to wine, Cantina di Montalcino produces a grappa through distillation of the pomace of its Brunello grapes. – Description from Kursulla

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  • 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...

  • Sangiovese

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

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  • Montalcino is a beautiful medieval hilltop village just 40 miles south of Siena, on the ancient roadway to Rome. It is dominated by a castle, called La Fortezza, which doubles as an enoteca and wine shop. La Fortezza offers most of the wines of the zone, plus older vintages, as well as honey, olive oil, jams and the like. It also offers a breath... Read More

    From the article Time In a Bottle: 2010 Brunello di Montalcino

  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Sangiovese is one of my favorite grapes. I probably consume more Sangiovese than any other variety, though usually in the guise of chianti or rosso di Montalcino. This group of wine represents the true value plays in Tuscan Sangiovese. often blended, in proportions that makes these similar to chianti, these wines take advantage of the enormous v... Read More

    From the article Sangiovese under $15

  • So far I’ve worked my way through a pretty impressive set of wines that would make for some splendid gifting. I’ve covered Cabernet, Pinot Noir, the wines of France and today I turn my attention towards Italy. Without a doubt my favorite wine producing country; Italy is home to more variety and styles of wine than anyplace else on the planet. As... Read More

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  • Cantina di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Principesco 2003


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    Wine review by RasmusK

  • Cantina di Montalcino Chianti 2009


    Decent fruit, long lasting. Not as dry as Chianti Classico wines very drinkable at a low price. Takes about 15 minutes to open up. Read More

    Wine review by asher49

  • Cantina Brunello 750m 2005


    Not bad. Doesnt have the finish of the big BdMs. Read More

    Wine review by ajones01

  • Brunello di Montalcino Cantina DOCG 1998


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    Wine review by Debra Meiburg MW

  • Hi everyone - we are heading to Italy in mid October for our honeymoon.  Of course, our focus will be on the wines. ;)Any recommendations on regions, wineries, routes, etc?   We will be going for two weeks and right now the plans include the Amalfi Coast, Umbria, and Piedmont.  However, nothing has been booked yet so we are open to any and a... Read More

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  • Day one in Italy ended with me in the quaint town of Greve. Located in the northern reaches of the Chianti region, and only some 30 kilometers south of Florence, it’s an ideal home base for visits in the region.  The village is well-known as a source of fine wine, and is also home to several renowned restaurants. I booked a room at the small, fa... Read More

    From the article Italy in Nine Parts: Greve in Chianti

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