Brunello Di Montalcino Wine

Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. is one of the most prestigious wines in Italy. D.O.C.G. stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. These letters are on the pink collar strip on each bottle of Brunello di Montalcino. The D.O.C.G., as a category, was created in 1980 and, out of hundreds of Italian wines, there are just 45 D.O.C.G.s in all of Italy. It is an elite and exclusive category of wine with many rules and regulations, including panel tastings for quality and maximum yields. Brunello can only be made from 100% Sangiovese, known in Montalcino as Brunello, grown on authorised vineyards. There are minimum and maximum altitudes for vine cultivation and there has actually been a freeze on authorisations since 1995. The maximum yield per hectare is 7.000 kg of grapes (the conversion to wine is 68%). The wine must spend 2 years in wood and cannot be released until the fifth January after harvest – so 2004 is on sale in 2009, 2005 in 2010 and so on and so forth. One of the DOCG Read more »

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  • 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...

  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

  • 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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  • Donatella Cinelli Colombini

    Donatella Cinelli Colombini is a Medieval scholar-turned wine producer in Montalcino, Italy. Sh...

  • Collemattoni

    wonderful vineyard

  • Casanova di Neri

    The "Fiesole" vineyard is situated opposite the farmhouse of the same name where we have our offi...

  • Mastrojanni

    Established in 1975, today the MASTROIANNI FARM has 90 hectares of terrain, just over 24 of which...

  • Tenuta Il Poggione

    In the heart of the Val d'Orcia, a few kilometres from Montalcino, there are places where time se...

  • La Velona

    The vineyards of the farm cover an area of 12 hectares planted with Sangiovese Grosso which is th...

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Brunello Di Montalcino on Snooth

  • Ridolfi Brunello di Montalcino 2010

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    Brick color in the glass. Interestingly a winemaker (of Italian heritage) once told me that Sangiovese should be a brick or umber color, not bright red. It did have a lively red fruit nose and on the tip of the tongue more of the same. After that I lost interest in this wine--fruit fades, no acid, no body, no complexity, no soul. There's not... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Mastrojanni Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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    bold, dark, fruity, savoury Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    I was expecting more but it was satisfying. Plenty of red berry fruit, tannins, acidity, spice and herbal tones. There was a slight barnyard funk to this that needs 45 mins. of decanting. 88 points - Drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Lisini Brunello di Montalcino 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by finney


  • The CFO is out of town so I had to do something with my time, what better way ... Vine Pinot Noir2011 Mocali Brunello di Montalcino Vigna delle Raunate2014 Bodegas Alto Moncayo Campo de Borja Veraton2015 Domaine Vacheron Sancerre2010 Baron de Ley Rioja Reserva (x2)2015 Domaine Huet Vouvray Sec Le Haut-Lieu2014 Tablas Creek Roussanne (x Read More

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  • That Meiomi Pinot Noir is something to be avoided at all cost; an assessment I ... red wine, a 2009 Il Viltro Brunello di Montalcino which was very good.  Rick showed me some of his prized wines, like the 1982 and 1985 Barolos, plus a 1999 Chateau Lafite Rothschild!  He didn't open those of cours Read More

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  • Tenute Silvio Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Manachiara 2011

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    a bit too spicy for me... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Brunello di Montalcino. Tenute Silvio Nardi 2011

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    Elegant earthy minerality and baking spice aromas with raspberry, cherry and strawberry fruit notes on the nose. This has a smooth texture on entry but finds a fair bit of acidity and gritty tannic structure towards the mid palate, adding depth of flavor from the complex floral and fruit forward cherry and mixed berry notes. Full and rich throu... Read More

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  • Do you have muleys over there or is that a behemoth black or whitetail? Guessing a male? How old, and how many points? Tough or tender?Would tend to want to eat tender venison ribs like they were lamb (and wine them accordingly). The tough ones (old does or a gnarly ancient buck, etc.), cooked till meat falls off the bone, Q style.Any number of ... Read More

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  • EM - I downloaded the order form and passed it on to my spousal unit. ... list ... ... list and selected a 2011 Brunello di Montalcino, as we enjoyed a bottle from this same region (different winery) last Saturday with our friends Rick & Debbie.  The wine was very nice, and paired well with our salad, my beef dish and yes, even Sandra's seafoo... Read More

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  • Hello GDP or whoever is out there. Have any of you had the Bonacchi Brunello di Montalcino 2003? I saw a bottle at Trader Joe's for $20 and decided that for that price I could take a chance. So what's the verdict: Sensational Steal or Sad Scam?

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