Posts tagged Brunello

Biondi Santi Spa Brunello Di Monalcino DOCG Villa Poggio Salvi 2004, Toscana, Italy

Montalcino is a great of example of what the entire region of Tuscany is capable of producing. Within the commune of Montalcino you have a myriad of growing conditions concentrated in a relatively small area. That results in a region that produce a wide range of variations of an established theme. Montalcino is also blessed to be large enough to produce a bountiful output that ensures great bang for the buck since the price of wine like pretty much everything else is based on supply and demand. Biondi Read more [...]

Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Clan Destino 2004, Toscana, Italy

Maximino Hernandez from the Pinino winery in Tuscany brimmed with pride as he carefully poured me a glass of his high end Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG Clan Destino 2004. I can't say how happy I was to meet such a eager proponent of his wine, and that it offered me a chance to compare to another 2004 Brunello DOCG (see previous blog, Le Ragnaie...) from the same year. Max's pride came from the fact that this is the first vintage produced by Pinino name while under his (co-) ownership. The minerality Read more [...]

Le Ragnaie Brunello Di Montalcino, Toscana, Italy

Italian laws can be quite inflexible when it comes to naming rights for its wines. Montalcino has been producing its Brunello Di Montalcino for eons by aging the wine for at least two and a half years in wooden barrels. In nineteen-eighty-four wine makers in Montalcino won the right to market their wines that were barrelled for only 6 months under the new name of Rosso Di Montalcino and retain the prestigious Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita. Le Ragnaie is one of the smaller vineyards Read more [...]
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