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.
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  • Powerful red wines from a tiny town: Brunello di Montalcino

    … 23 Jan 2015 Comments Off Powerful red wines from a tiny town: Brunello di Montalcino Since the hilltop town of Montalcino is not easy to get to, it’s a good thing that the producers of Brunello di Montalcino bring their wines to the US for tastings. We do consume a quarter of the complex mahogany red wine they produce. Brunello is full…

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  • Two Times 1987 Brunello di Montalcino

    … is several steps up the quality ladder. The nose is mature but just so, with stunning notes of ripe black cherries, cocoa, bonfire, sweet rosemary, sugared coffee and a fine barnyardy scent. Deep, dark and beautiful. The taste is broad over its shoulders yet precise, with lovely notes of chocolate covered cherries, tar, pipe tobacco, undergrowth and dried herbs. A long, creamy finish with an underlying wave of finely sanded tannins. A very fine structure. Perfectly mature. This is fine! 92p (tasted 2015/01)…

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  • Lidl Brunello di Montalcino

    Having had some success in Lidl‘s French aisle and with Aldi‘s Exquisite range I thought I’d give Lidl’s Italian range a try. This Brunello di Montalcino isn’t in the bargain rail, I have tried a wine from the bargain rail and I sometimes wake up sweating in the night still tasting it and unable to swill the nastiness away. Six months on you’d have thought that would have subsided a little.

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  • A Splendid Examination of Barolo and Barbaresco

    … and is passionate about these wines. While other authors have also contributed notable works on these iconic red wines of Piemonte, O’Keefe takes the extra steps necessary to inform the reader about the DNA of these wines, from their history to their soils to their styles, as crafted by dozens of the finest producers. The fact that she does so…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 7 readers -
  • Top Ten Wine Tastes of 2014

    … taste. One of the pristine wine cellars at Castello Banfi, Montalcino Italy Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino, Italy . 2009. $60. The Brunello that put this elegant wine on the world map. With Banfi, it truly is no Brunello before its time. Nurtured 5 years before release. A classic Sangiovese grape.…

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  • 14 Best Wines of 2014 (Or 14 Wines I Wish I Had More Of)

    … Barbier Mediterranean Red $6 Drinkable red - nah, enjoyable red for $6. Need I say more? 2012 Wente Chardonnay Livermore Valley "Morning Fog" $11 As consistent as sunrises and sunsets. If you like the full-bodied, oaked Chardonnay profile, you just can't miss with Wente's wines. Also deserving of honorable mention is 2012 Chateau Ste Michelle Chardonnay Columbia Valley ($10) for the same reasons. …

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  • Xmas::NY Interweek & Xmas Tasting

    … should be an open house with guests arriving at will. Lots off eats offset the preponderance of holiday cheer. We focused on wines and champagnes. There were no duds. Here is what we managed to keep track of. Three Italian wines set the mark for winners bing bing bang. The first wine opened was the one in the center 2008 Cortones Brunello di…

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  • The Event: the 3rd annual Portfolio Tasting for Cavinola

    … in Quality/Price Rating terms): -Girlan Pinot Noir Patricia Alta Adige 2012, $318 per case -Fatt. La Rivolta Aglianico del Taburno 2011, $282 -San Patrignano Avi Sangiovese di Romagna Superiore 2008, $408 -I Clivi Friulano Brazan Collio Goriziano 2012 Bianco, $318 -Mamete Prevostini Albareda Sforzato Valtellina Superiore 2011 Lombardia, $393…

    Dean Tudor/ Gothic Epicures VinCuisine- 3 readers -
  • Chianti Wine: The Pride of Tuscany

    … Tomato-based pasta sauces are fantastic such as the Tuscan slow-simmered Ragù al Chingiale, made with wild boar. Pizza is another favorite pairing and works with all styles of Sangiovese from lighter Chianti wines to richer Brunello di Montalcino (find out more about Brunello below). A personal favorite is Bistecca alla Fiorentina, a dry-aged…

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  • 2009 Brunello di Montalcino – Mixed Results

    … good varietal character, but not as focused or as pure as the best releases from this producer. Best in 10-12 years. Very Good to Excellent (3 and 1/2 stars) Poggio di Sotto – Beautiful youthful garnet; fragrant aromas of red cherry, wild strawberry, carnation and cedar. Medium-full, this has good acidity and persistence along with very fine…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 4 readers -
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