Brunello Wine Tasting

Brunello di Montalcino Best Years, Producers & Wine Serving


The success of Brunello wine tasting lays within its main compounds - soil, special climate of the region and unique Sangiovese grapes used for the production of Brunello di Montalcino.

Florence Italy Travel Guide - Tuscany travel itinerary Brunello di Montalcino wine has a very short hystory of just about 150 years (in comparison with Chianti, for example) but all this time its reputation was growing and the demand for it was increasing.

Brunello is the first wine in Italy that received the higher status - DOCG (Denominzione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) on July, 1st, 1980.

Here you will find Italian Brunello di Montalcino information, wine serving temperature and tips, best Brunello producers, prices and years.



Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tasting

Brunello di Montalcino tastingBrunello wine tasting definitely starts from Montalcino Italy, the town that gave the name to this great wine, which is located on the south from Siena.

Montalcino, Italy is a special area of Tuscany which is specialized on luxury tourism. Montalcino wineries are neat and elegant, and Montalcino wines are of excellent quality. Many rich people from the whole world choose for Brunello wine tasting in Montalcino.

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Brunello di Montalcino is one of the most famous wines not only in Italy but throughout the world. The wines produced in the best years for Brunello di Montalcino can be stored for up to 40 years.

Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino in wood barrels

According to the sharp standards this red Italian wine must ripen for 5 years in oak barrels, and Brunello Riserva wines - for 6 years. After the maturing period the wine goes into glass bottles.

Brunello has a strong, dry and warm taste, and its aroma is intense and persistent.

Being a young wine it can shock you with its tartness and heaviness of aromas. However, after 6 - 7 years along with regular for Sangiovese grapes spices, violets and wild cherry tastes Brunello shows also chocolate, pitch and prunes.

Brunello di Montalcino wine bar

Wine Bar in Montalcino, Italy


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Brunello Wine Serving Temperature & Tips:

Wine serving temperature Vino Nobile di MontepulcianoWine serving temperature of Brunello di Montalcino is 18-22 C, and Brunello wine glasses must be made in crystal and have a large bulbous shape.

If you are about to taste a very old Tuscany wine you must first let it re-oxygenate properly in a big glass jar.

The wine combines perfectly with red and wild meats, some cheeses and dishes with mushrooms and truffle flavor. The combination to avoid is with white meat or any type of fish.

Because of its properties Brunello de Montalcino tasting can also be associated with meditation.


Brunello Best Years & Brunello Wine Prices

For great wines like Brunello de Montalcino DOCG that have the capacity to ripen and age with the years and that are quite expensive, it is important to know the best climatic years of wine production.

Here you will find Italian Brunello di Montalcino best years starting from 1945.

Clicking on the links below you can check out available Brunello wine prices produced by different wineries and buy Brunello di Montalcino produced in best years. Brunello price depends on its age and on the winery where it got produced.

  • Brunello 1945
  • Brunello 1955
  • Brunello 1961
  • Brunello 1964
  • Brunello 1970
  • Brunello 1975
  • Brunello 1985
  • Brunello 1988
  • Brunello 1990
  • Brunello 1995
  • Brunello 1997
  • Brunello 2004
  • Brunello 2006
  • Brunello 2007

Sangiovese Grapes, Montalcino


Best Brunello Producers

There are more than 200 of Brunello wine producers in the area of Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy. The major Brunello producers quantity wise are Biondi Santi and Castello Banfi.

From the quality point of view the best Brunello producers and estates are:

  • Biondi Santi
  • Soldera
  • Palmucci
  • Molinari
  • Altesino
  • Ruffino

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Great Brunello Wines and Accessories

In order to complete your Brunello di Montalcino tasting experience I've collected for you some great wines and specific glasses.





Recommended resources

Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines

The Brunello Name in History

Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy's 89 Finest Wines

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