Brunello Di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is a red Italian wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region. Brunello, a diminutive of Bruno, a male given name which means brown, is the name that was given locally to what was believed to be an individual grape variety grown in Montalcino. In 1879 the Province of Siena's Amphelographic Commission determined, after a few years of controlled experiments, that Sangiovese and Brunello were the same grape variety, and that the former should be its designated name. In Montalcino the name Brunello evolved into the designation of the wine produced with 100% Sangiovese.
Posts about Brunello Di Montalcino
  • Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino 2007

    … was a genius. So when the nice people at Mondial Wines asked me what my favourite Italian red was I eschewed Barolo, the more obvious choice, and said Brunello di Montalcino. They kindly sent me this bottle from Tenuta di Sesta to try. It was a wonderful colour, a delicate garnet with just a hint of brick at the edge. It smelled of Tuscany. OK…

    Erin Mellor/ Golly's Wine Drops- 5 readers -
  • Buying Wine: Our Favorite LA Shops

    … of the Valley. Never changes. Pete mans the register while watching baseball or hockey. His selection is quirky like New Mexico and just as intriguing. And Pete fulfills the knowledgeable sales clerk standard. He knows his poop. If you know yours then you will find something unusual. If you do not then ask him to recommend something around $15. Once upon…

    The Best of Wines- 1 readers -
  • Grilled lamb in good company!

    … from Mommessin, the producer of the famous Clos de Tart grand cru - who knew he had a white grand cru! Silky texture, copper tones (color and palate), unfortunately over the hill, with oxidized notes. Still a rare treat. The '97 Brunello Poggio Alle Mura from Castello Banfi was in good shape. On its own, it would have been attention grabber…

    Iron Chevsky/ The Iron Chevsky Wine Blogin Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay- 1 readers -
  • Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

    The next batch of wines from the upcoming LCBO VINTAGES release will be on shelves this Saturday, October 25th. Some stores actually put wines on shelves a few days earlier - keep this in mind as you begin your holiday shopping. This release highlights so-called "Trophy Wines" from the old world region of Tuscany, while the secondary feature is on the rising wines from the new ...

    Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews- 4 readers -
  • Fall is Great Brunello Weather

    … sipping a killer Piccini Villa al Cortile 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva. Full disclosure: This is an $80 bottle of wine in my wine rack as a trade sample. The online ratings were all over the place but I liked it a lot. Picini is a very old name with more than 100 years of winemaking experience. The wine is aged in stainless steel and oak…

    Howard W. Hewitt- 4 readers -
  • The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

    … for their longevity, structure, acidity and food friendliness. Barolo and Barbaresco wines are both made 100% with the Nebbiolo grape. These northern Italian regions of Piedmont have a cooler climate, and the food of the region tends to be rich, so Nebbiolo pairs well with the cuisine. Minimum aging requirements for Barbaresco include 26 months in oak…

    Wine Maven in Training- 2 readers -
  • On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

    … Thanks to Michael Young of Palm Bay Imports, I had a chance to enjoy this bottle of Brunello the other night at Union restaurant in Pasadena. (if you haven’t tried this place yet, do yourself a favor and get over there. Seriously.) Col d’ Orcia 1997 Brunello di Montalcino was the perfect wine to compliment Chef Bruce Kalman’s hearty, local…

    Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek- 2 readers -
  • On The Road - 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano,Valdicava

    … We are on tour in the south of Sweden for a couple of days. And of course I bring my own entourage of bottles... :-) During my Brunello project I tasted a few vintages from Valdicava and liked them all, especially the stunning 1990, see below. This is the first bottle of Valdicava´s Riserva wine I open. 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva…

    Barolista- 5 readers -