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
    • Poggioargentiera Vermentino 2013

      Once again I was tempted by a label. This is a delight of a label, taking typefaces to whole new levels. I feel like if they sold wine in some sort of weird Wild West Saloon run by a madam from Paris this is the bottle you’d get. Obviously I was hoping it wouldn’t taste like the sort of wine a person might drink in that particular set of circumstances, which I imagine would be quite unpleasant.

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  • 2009 Brunello di Montalcino – Mixed Results

    … typicity. Well balanced wine with subdued wood notes. This is not as refined or as complex as the best vintages such as 2004, 2006 and 2008, but it is an impressive wine. Best in 12-15 years. Very Good to Excellent (3 and 1/2 stars) Terralsole – Aromas of cedar, dried cherry, dried brown herbs and a hint of green olive. Medium-full with very good…

    Tom Hyland/ learnitalianwines- 4 readers -

    …; the wines are READY to enjoy right NOW. Consumers should buy these wines to bring to restaurants with corkage programs. 1.Domaines Schlumberger Spegel Grand Cru Pinot Gris 2010, +723379, $34.95 retail. 2.Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary Blanc 2010 Pessac-Leognan, +258038, $31.85. 3.Pierre Andre Meursault 2011, +732792, $49.95. 4.Joh. Jos. Christoffel…

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  • What We Have Been Drinking—12/1/2014

    …. Fantastic balance with the exact right amount of sweetness and acidity. This is pretty much balls to the walls from beginning to end. We have not been drinking a ton of dessert wine as of late, but with the weather getting colder, we need to pull a few more out. Outstanding. 91-93 Points. 2001 Tenuta Friggiali Brunello di Montalcino: Retail $55? I do…

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  • Looking red ahead at December 6th in VINTAGES

    … does nothing but make you want to sip and sip. In the end there is tannin, but also prune juice and really daring acidity. This is a big but not over the top southern Italian red to enjoy now and for three more years. Tasted November 2014 @Dandurandwines Cantina Zaccagnini 2012, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Doc, Abruzzo, Italy (Agent, $19.95, WineAlign…

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  • La Fiorita: A Fine Terroirist Brunello

    … of the normal evolution of the wine. Unquestionably as fine and elegant as the ’08, though the vintage difference is apparent. Brunello Riserva 2006: This was La Fiorita’s second riserva bottling, and I found it initially still slightly closed, though it opened gradually and steadily in the glass. For sure, it will reward at least a few more years…

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  • Let the gems begin

    … Wine review at VINTAGES of Norman Hardie Chardonnay County Unfiltered 2012 by Godello If the premature lashing of cold, snow and ice weren’t enough to get you thinking about holiday shopping, get thee to Liquor Control Board on Ontario store on the weekend. Same time, every year. The LCBO stocks the shelves, isles and pyramid displays with more…

  • Tasting Montefalco Sagrantino and Rosso

    … for decades. The 1970s brought a revival, however, with more knowledgeable and slightly gently vinification making slightly more amenable wines, but no mistake, Sagrantino di Montefalco, now more often called Montefalco Sagrantino, is no babe-in-arms. Italian wine law dictates that the wine, consisting of 100 percent sagrantino grapes, must age 30 months…

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  • Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino 2007

    … and timeless than those photos. The quality of light is even more ethereal than any filter could create, and those friendly old chaps in flat caps sitting outside bars drinking espresso in the morning sun really exist, they’re not from central casting. All of that said, Tuscany is hilly. Rolling hills sound great in a tourist brochure, but in the heat…

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

    … stacks ‘n racks in Tarzana “Dimi. Why you do dees to me?” The sweet grandmother asked her son the priest with pain in her voice as Bill Friedkin looked in from behind the camera. The memorable scene from the Exorcist was almost as chilling as buying wine at one of your local haunts only to have it disappoint at the table. What makes a good…

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