Brunello di Montalcino DOCG : a first-rate Italian wine
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is one the most appreciated Italian wines. This appellation from the region Tuscany originates from the grape variety Sangiovese Grosso (localy called Brunello), which’s wineyards are located on the hillsides of the mountains in Montalcino.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is to date known as one of the most prestigious wines from Italy along with Barolo, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti. This reputation is to owe to its long emergence history with a first vintage in 1863 produced by the famous Ferruccio Biondi-Santi. Since its emergence, this red wine has been known for its long aging potential. 5 bottles from the 1888 vintage remain and are propriety of the Biondi-Santi family, one of the most important producers of this Italian wine. In the past, this wine was only known by a small circle of connoisseurs and in the own production area, while since 1960 it has been praised by wine-lovers around the world.
Nowadays, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG is known as one of the most famous wines of Italy thanks to the quality of its grapes as well as the craft production in accordance with the local traditions.
A Brunello di Montalcino can be recognized by its most important feautures including the intens rubyred color with becomes more granat when aging. Besides, its dry and robust taste compensated by soft tannins gives the Brunello di Montalcino an intens taste in the mouth with traits of spices and vanilla.
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