Brunello Di Montalcino

    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.

    11 readers - By Decanter

    Counterfeit Brunello: “largest agricultural fraud ever attempted” says Italian official

    In what Italian authorities say was the “largest agricultural fraud ever attempted,” an unnamed winery consultant in Montalcino has been accused of falsifying vineyard compliance documentation. The counterfeit wine was seized by Italian treasury officials before being sold.

    8 readers - By Do Bianchi

      On The Road - 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Madonna del Piano,Valdicava

      Barolista - - 5 readers - 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.

      A traditional afternoon with the wines of Carpineto

      Godello - - 4 readers - Carpineto Molin Vecchio 2004 Carpineto brings “la Toscana e i suoi vini magliori” to the world. The producer near Greve in Chianti fashions wines from most of the better, best, requisite and constituent locales of Tuscany. The Carpineto library has been laid down from foundations in the DOC and DOCGs of Montereggio, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Brunello di Montalcino.

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

      …, author of The Berthomeau Report. Michel Bettane: French wine writer. Franco Biondi Santi: Winemaker whose family invented Brunello di Montalcino. Louis Bohne : Famous sales agent of Veuve Clicquot. Jean-Charles Boisset: head of Boisset Family Estates, Burgundy's largest wine producer. Jon Bonné: American wine columnist of San Francisco Chronicle…

      4 readers - By schiller-wine

      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-Italian…

      2 readers - By 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

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      4 readers - By 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…

      6 readers - By winellama

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

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      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…

      19 readers - By Shiba Sommelier