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  Brunello di Montalcino - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brunello di Montalcino is a red wine produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino, Italy.
Brunello is a local name for Sangiovese in Italian, and is one of the best-known (and expensive) wines of Italy.
Brunello must be made from 100% Brunello clones of the sangiovese (a range of clones of the Sangiovese Grosso).
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 Brunello di Montalcino
Montalcino was inhabited either by the Etruscans or by the Romans, and documents as well as ample archaeological evidence have been discovered in the area.
In 1559 Montalcino was ceded to Spain and afterward to the Medici dukes.
Montalcino is believed to have produced wines since the 10th century, when the present walled city was first established after the Saracen raids.
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 Strat's Place - Daniel Rogov - Brunello di Montalcino - 1997 A Very Special Harvest
Sassetti and Tigli, Brunello di Montalcino, 1995: Medium to full bodied, with the kind of structure and backbone that indicates a wine that is intended for long-term aging.
Sesti, Brunello di Montalcino, Castello di Argiano, 1997: Deep garnet red, with orange and purple reflections as it is held to the light, this full bodied and well balanced wine has a tempting array of fl fruit, wild berry, mint and earthy flavors and aromas, all of which come together in mouthfilling ways.
Ferro di Burroni Carlo, Brunello di Montalcino, 1997: I tasted this one from three different bottles, all of which showed a bit of early browning and oxidation giving it a sweet, almost Madeira-like nose and flavors that hinted too strongly of caramel and not enough of fruits.
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 Brunello di Montalcino docg
The first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino dates back to 1863, produced by Ferruccio Biondi-Santi (the exceptional vintage 1888 has survived until today and is, of course, conserved by the Biondi-Santi family).
The other wine producers in Montalcino were perplexed with the Biondi-Santi wine (at the time wine was made for drinking young), but one by one did they catch on to producing the Brunello di Montalcino and they now count more than 200 bottlers.
Brunello di Montalcino should be served in crystal glasses, balloon shaped, in order to capture the complex and harmonious bouquet.
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 Some see a wine loved not wisely, but too well
After a lunch that included three vintages of Biondi Santi brunello, he poured out glasses of 1969 moscatello di Montalcino, a delicate, gloriously fragrant and fresh sweet wine that was among the last produced by his father, Tancredi, himself a celebrated viticulturist, before he died in 1970.
Though the 2001 vintage of brunello, which has just been released, may be one of the best ever, questions abound in Montalcino over what kind of wine brunello ought to be, how the wine should be made and where the grapes should be planted.
Brunellos aged in barriques, or small barrels of new French oak, rather than in botti, they say, might as well be coming from California or Australia for all the distinctiveness they possess.
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 Brunello di Montalcino and Recipies from your friend in Tuscany
Brunello Di Montalcino is a brilliant wine of a glittering garnet color, with "an intense, persistent, full and ethereal bouquet." The bouquet carries the scents of the local woods, the fruit trees and a light hint of vanilla.
It must also be said that Brunello di Montalcino is the figurehead that, penetrating all the world's markets, has contributed so much to the elevation of the image of Italian wine in general.
Brunello di Montalcino is produced exclusively from Sangiovese grapes, which are called Brunello in Montalcino.
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 Poggio Antico - Brunello di Montalcino
For more than a century Brunello was aged three of these four years in wood, but as from the 1995 vintage this requirement was reduced to two years.
Brunello must be produced with 100% Sangiovese grapes and a minimum of 12.5% alcohol by volume is required.
Poggio Antico's Brunello di Montalcino is typically deep and intense ruby red in color.
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 Brunello di Montalcino- Best Current Releases
Brunello di Montalcino was the first Italian wine to be granted Denominazione di Origine Controlata e Garantita (D O C G) status by the Ministry of Agriculture.
At its finest, Brunello di Montalcino is considered one of the world's most important wines.
Brunello is the local name for the sangiovese grape or, more accurately, for a handful of mutants of sangiovese.
www.travellady.com /Issues/June04/BrunellodiMontalcino.htm   (730 words)

 Wine: Best Producers: Tuscany, Italy--Brunello di Montalcino
Montalcino, one of Italy's premier wine towns, produces one of that country's most expensive wines: Brunello di Montalcino.
Brunello is famous for its austerity and extraordinary aging potential, but in recent years vinification techniques have lightened up; today's Brunellos are more notable for their rich, ripe, and generally attractive qualities.
These wines can be made from the same fruit as that used for Brunello di Montalcino, but in practice are often from younger vines, and always vinified and aged in a manner that allows them to be consumed younger.
www.tastings.com /wine/best_producers/italy_brunello.html   (297 words)

 Brunello Di Montalcino - A Divine Wine - Food Reference Beverage Facts
Rosso di Montalcino appears on the labels of those wines that are marketed without the required length of aging.
Brunello should be enjoyed with flavourful steaks, game stews or roasts, local pecorino and other flavourful cheeses, or on its own, just to contemplate the beauty and serenity of the region.
Brunello di Montalcino production was miniscule up to 1960 (there were only 56 hectares in production), but now almost 1250 hectares are bearing.
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 Brunello di Montalcino - Wikipedia
Il vino Brunello di Montalcino può essere ottenuto solo da uve coltivate nella zona di produzione prevista dal disciplinare, utilizzando esclusivamente il vitigno Sangiovese, localmente denominato "Brunello".
Il Brunello di Montalcino deve essere sottoposto ad un periodo di affinamento di almeno due anni in contenitori di rovere di qualsiasi dimensione, e di almeno quattro mesi in bottiglia, e non può essere immesso al consumo prima del 1 gennaio dell'anno successivo al termine di cinque anni calcolati considerando l'annata della vendemmia.
Il Brunello di Montalcino può portare come qualificazione la dizione "Riserva" se immesso al consumo successivamente al 1 gennaio dell'anno successivo al termine di sei anni, calcolati considerando l'annata della vendemmia, fermo restando il minimo di due anni di affinamento in contenitori di rovere, ma di almeno sei mesi in bottiglia.
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 brunello di montalcino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
From that moment the tests followed one another in order to search a superior ageing wine and they have brought "Brunello di Montalcino" to be at the cutting edge of the image of Italian wine all over the world.
Until the middle of the Sixties "Brunello di Montalcino" was only known by some wine connoisseurs and into its area of production.
Over the years Brunello di Montalcino has gradually acquired greater fragrance, a more velvety flavour, a greater harmony and a delicately and intense bouquet.
www.winesoftuscany.com /brunello-di-montalcino.htm   (226 words)

 Wines of Tuscany. Brunello di Montalcino   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Montalcino, in the province of Siena, is situated at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level.
This young wine maker had noted that it was stronger against phylloxera, and so was born the first Brunello di Montalcino.
Produced from 100 percent Sangiovese grapes (Brunello is the local name for this Sangiovese), it comes onto the market five years after the harvest (6 years for the riserva); it must remain at least 2 years in wooden barrels and then 4 months in bottles (6 months for the riserva).
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 Brunello Tour - Montalcino
Live the history of Montalcino as you wander the cobblestone streets of this medieval hilltop city.
Montalcino is a strikingly beautiful medieval city sitting atop a hill at more than 500 meters above sea level and offering one of the most extraordinary views in Tuscany.
Montalcino is home to some of the most famous names in Italian winemaking - and some of our favorite destinations - such as Biondi-Santi, Banfi and Castelgiocondo.
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 Brunello di Montalcino
The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino was created in 1967 immediately after the issuance of the D.O.C. as a voluntary association of producers who were seeking to foster the steadily increasing prestige of their wine.
The Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino has shown itself in the intervening years to be a scrupulous and responsible instrument of self-discipline.
Thus was born Brunello, as it is still created today, the fruit of a tenacious dedication, of loving watchfulness during the years of ageing in the winery before it is presented  to a world that has learned, in its turn, to love it.  It is the end and beginning of a legend that each bottle renews.
www.italytraveller.com /en/r/tuscany/c/brunello-di-montalcino/print   (313 words)

 Montalcino and I - Food Reference Beverage Facts
Montalciono was built by refugees from Roselle after their expulsion by hordes of Saracens, during the first decade of the tenth century A D The history of the town took a turbulent turn between the 12th and 16th centuries, dotted with several wars and political upheavals creating much hardship for the population.
Brunello di Montalcino must be barrel aged for 36 months and 12 in the bottle.
Brunello di Montalcino should be served at 19C, and decanted at least four to six hours before service for the bouquet to develop pending on vintage.
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 ItalianMade.com - WINES: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The young viticulturist had noted that a subvariety of Sangiovese, referred to as Grosso to distinguish it from the breed that had originated in the Chianti area and that produced smaller berries, was more resistant to attacks by phylloxera, which was then ravaging the vineyards of the district.
However, the innovative winemaker subjected the wine, as it still is, to a process of fining involving a stay of at least four years in oak casks, completed by a period in the bottle where in time it developed outstanding qualities.
With the passing of the years, it steadily acquires greater fragrance, a more velvety flavor, increased harmony and an odor that is delicate and at the same time quite intense.
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 Wine Messenger - Querceta Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Montalcino is a picturesque hilltop town south of Siena in Tuscany.
Athough Montalcino lies only 20 miles south of the Chianti Classico Region’s southernmost border, marked by the beautiful medieval city of Siena, the climate and soil are completely different.
The grapes for Querceta’s Brunello di Montalcino are hand harvest and fermented slowly for two weeks under temperature control.
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 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Definition in the Wine Dictionary at Epicurious.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Brunello di Montalcino wines have one of the longest
Brunello di Montalcino is one of the small number of DOCG areas in Italy and one of the five (along with
This DOCG zone encompasses the vineyards around the hillside town of Montalcino, which is south and slightly east of Siena in the southern portion of Tuscany.
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 Brunello di Montalcino wine, Rosso di Montalcino Tuscan wine, wine tours, Sangiovese grapes
Sangiovese grapes - Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Castello di Montalcino
One strain of Sangiovese Grosso is Brunello ("little dark one"), so named for the brown hue of its skin.
It is the grape responsible for the potent and long-lived Brunello di Montalcino wines, which are made totally from this variety.
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 Montalcino - vino Brunello di Montalcino e vino Rosso di Montalcino Tuscan wine, wine tours
"Brunello di Montalcino" made its appearance in the middle of the 19C, prepared by Clement Santi from a selection of Sangiovese Grosso grapes, the larger-berried clone of the Sangiovese variety.
As recently as 1960, less than a dozen estates bottled Brunello di Montalcino but today there are 220 growers and over 150 bottlers (up from 100 in the late 1980s).
The Consorzio of Brunello producers, incorporating virtually all of the winemaking estates, was established in 1967, just after Italian authorities declared Brunello one of the country's first DOC classified wines in 1966.
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 Talenti - wine Brunello e red di Montalcino
With the experience and the long cloning research made on the territory of Montalcino it was possible for the winery to elevate itself to the highest levels of quality with respect to traditional teachings.
The winery consists of 40 hectares in total: 20 hectares of vines (Brunello, Rosso di Montalcino and I.G.T.), 4 hectares of a specialized olive grove, and the remaining consisting of an orchard, woodland and native bushland.
This ancient cultivation is found in the Montalcino territory as an expression of a high qualitative level.
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Montalcino owes its name to the Holm-oaks (ilex in Latin), which surround this hilly area.
The stronghold of Montalcino has always been of capital importance due to the town’s strategic position on top of a hill.
Wine characterized Montalcino’s culture and history, which actually is the country of Brunello.
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 Brunello di Montalcino - the famous italian wines - Brunello wine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Since 1870, the word “Brunello” appears in the documents of the declaration of the grapes of the Council of Siena, to define a particular kind of wine of Montalcino.
The name Brunello is now a symbol of Italian style, its' ever presents in all the most famous table of allthe world and obtaining big approvals in every situations, giving pleasure and charm.
Visiting the Montalcino section, you will find information regard this particular territory and its characteristics, some the folkloristic events and the history of Montalcino, the best way to arrive to Montalcino, the main plates of typical local kitchen and the itinerary easy to visit near Montalcino.
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 Consorzio del Vino Brunello di Montalcino
Like an island in the heart of Tuscany, the hill of Montalcino offers to those who ascend from the valleys surrounding it the feeling of a gradual conquest, the sense of arriving in a snug harbour.
But certainly the best image of Montalcino is revealed primarily by wine, the most precious gift of a land that is at the same time hard and generous.
Thus was born Brunello, as it is still created today, the fruit of a tenacious dedication, of loving watchfulness during the years of ageing in the winery before it is presented to a world that has learned, in its turn, to love it.
www.consorziobrunellodimontalcino.it /brunello/ns.asp?wci=wnss&lng=1033&cur=0   (297 words)

 Agriturismo in Toscana e Brunello di Montalcino
The Consorzio del Brunello di Montalcino Prize was awarded to ROBERTO SCARDOVA for his programme And wine was born twice telecast on Rai 3.
“Montalcino, its history, its art, its wine described by a woman” was awarded equally to CATERINA BIZZARRI for her television programme on Brunello shown on the news of La7 and to KATE SINGLETON for her article Italy’s Elegant Organic Wines published in the “International Herald Tribune”.
Councillor for Agricolture of the “Provincia di Siena”
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