Brunello Di Montalcino

    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.

    5 readers - By Barolista

    Fall is Great Brunello Weather

    I just don’t drink enough Brunello! But, other than those living in the heart of Tuscany, who really drinks enough great Italian wine? There are plenty of so-so or down right unpalatable Chianti wines. There are some good ones as well, of course. But for the true expression of the Sangiovese grape and Tuscany’s finest, you have to drink Brunello. Now there is a drawback and that’s price.

    4 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews - - 4 readers - 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 w ...

      Wine Personalities in the World (Wikipedia List, July 2014)

      schiller-wine - - 4 readers - Pictures: Ernst Loosen, Annette Schiller, Ombiasy PR and WineTours, and Christian G.E.Schiller at Weingut Dr. Loosen, Mosel Valley, Germany This is an interesting list. See also: The 2013 Decanter Wine Power List Top 100 Global Wine Tweeters - 2013 Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry – The 2013 IntoWine List, USA The 100 Most Influential Wine Peeps on Socia ...

      On Spaghetti Westerns and Brunello. @michaelnemcik

      Italian Wine Geek - - 2 readers - 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-Italian cuisine.

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      Wine Maven in Training - - 1 readers - Last month in wine school at the San Francisco Wine Center we were educated about the subtle but significant differences between the 3 Big B’s of Italy: Barolo, Brunello & Barbaresco. Mauro Cirilli, Italy's top Sommelier, returned to SFWC for another round of his Italian wine series. These 3 wines (named for their regions) are known for their longevity, structure, acidi ...

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      Oct. 25 LCBO Wine Picks: Tuscany + Chile

      … is the certified organic Emiliana Coyam that is a blend of 38% Syrah, 31% Carmenère, 19% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Malbec. No Chilean list would be complete without a Carmenère, in this case a Single Vineyard version from Caliterra that also contains 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Syrah and made using sustainable viticultural practices…

      4 readers - By Jason Solanki/ Vintages Wine Picks & Reviews

      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…

      4 readers - By Howard W. Hewitt

      The Three Big B's of Italy at SFWC

      … of the greatest wines of Italy, with its trademark calcareous soils and vineyard slopes contributing to the complex aromas of tar and roses and extremely long cellar life. Brunello – short for Brunello di Montalcino - is in the region of Tuscany, known for olive oil and lighter foods, and the 100% Sangiovese wines complement this cuisine…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      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…

      2 readers - By Joanie Karapetian/ Italian Wine Geek

      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 Madonna…

      5 readers - By Barolista

      A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

      …, 2012 was a good year, not too warm yet ripening occurred early, with the quality set to high, but the quantities were low. A winemaker’s vintage. Carpineto’s CC comes from the northern aspect of the appellation, from a conca (amphitheater) seven km’s east of Greve, by the piccolo hamlet of Dudda. It’s cooler in this part of Chianti, with more rock…

      4 readers - By Michael Godel/ Godello

      Brunello di Montalcino producers to sue over fake wine

      …Brunello di Montalcino's producer council has said it will take legal action against anyone found responsible for the stash of €1m-worth of falsely labelled wine seized by Italian police. The town of Montalcino that has given its name to one of Italy's best-known wines Italy's financial police agency has seized 160,000 litres - around 220,000…

      11 readers - By Decanter

      2003 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Blackberries and...

      …2003 Castelgiocondo Brunello di Montalcino Blackberries and plums. Fruit leather. Anise. Balsamic. Sage and fennel. Tart red cherry on the palate with earth and sage. Unfortunately a little past its prime - dies a little mid-palate. 2/5 bones $$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

      5 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Sommavite, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Italia, 2008, 14% abv, US$19.99 @ Trader Joe’s

      …, they were more than just comfy shoes – more like svelte Italian loafers. This is a Trader Joe’s wine available at a most reasonable price. Now, being Canadian and used to paying ridiculously high prices for the wines I covet, I was immediately suspicious. Seriously – a 2008 Brunello di Montalcino for US$19.99? Who would ever think that is possible…

      9 readers - By winellama

      2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make...

      …2009 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Brunellos make me HAPPY! Yummy combo of tart black fruit and ripe red fruit on the palate with earth, leather saddle, dried charcuterie, and fennel all on the nose! Very well-balanced on the palate with relatively gentle acidity. Red cherries, strawberries, and black cherries with hints of leather and mushrooms. 4/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 14% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

      By Shiba Sommelier

      1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino...

      …1995 Casanova di Neri Tenuto Nuova Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Feeling slightly bashful around a Casanova… Red currants and black cherries. Horse and leather on the nose with cardamom and cinnamon. Hint of purple flowers. Mushrooms and cinghiale. Tannins are very present and drying on the palate. Tart cherries with more wood, earth, and mushroom notes. 3/5 bones $$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

      11 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino...

      …2009 Biondi-Santi Tenuta Greppo Annata Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Mmm.. this is some good stuff. Potpourri, dried red cherries, and barnyard on the nose with a hint of mint and parsley. Tart and fresh red berries initially on the palate, followed by some earth and flowers. Tart fruit finish. Very velvety feel. 4/5 bones $$$$$ Sangiovese 13.5% abv Tuscany, ITALY…

      22 readers - By Shiba Sommelier