Brunello di Montalcino Wines from Tuscany
Brunello is only produced in the vineyards surrounding the hill town of Montalcino located about 120 km south of Florence in the Tuscany wine region.
Brunello, roughly translated as "small dark one" in the local dialect, It is the official name of the clone of Sangiovese grown in the Montalcino region. In 1980, the Brunello di Montalcino was awarded the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). DOCG is at the top of the Quality Pyramid of Italian wines. Brunello always must be 100% Sangiovese.
Brunello di Montalcino Taste & Body
These factors contribute to the body, color, extract and tannins associated with Brunello di Montalcino , Brunello di Montalcinos have a more fleshy texture with common aromas and flavors of blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate, leather, and violets. The wine pairs well with food, especially grilled meat and game. Brunello –
Brunello can be released 5 years after the vintage and Riserva six years after the vintage.
Brunello di Montalcinos are wines that collectors around the world have in their wine cellar.
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