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Camigliano Brunello de Montalcino

2014 | Italy | Tuscany 750 ml | 13.50 %
  • Tastes like
  • Smoky wood
  • Cherry
  • Spicy
  • Good with
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Its also
  • Ecological
  • 90+
¥610
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    Description

    High on a rocky hilltop in the heart of Tuscany, the walled medieval commune of Montalcino is home to one of Italy’s most important wines. Translated as “the nice dark one,” Brunello requires up to five years of aging (the most in Italy), two years in oak, and is made entirely of Sangiovese—the most noble of all Italian varietals. Delicious and elegant on the nose, the palate is rich with ample weight, firm tannins, and a mouthwatering finish. A superb choice for osso buco, bistecca alla Fiorentina, or any special meal or gathering.
    Rated 93/100 by Wine Spectator, 91/100 by James Suckling and Robert Parker, 90/100 by Wine Enthusiast.

    Variety Description

    Sangiovese

    Sangiovese  is a red Italian wine grape variety, most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.

    Country Description

    Italy

    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorized" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Peidmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description

    Tuscany

    Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine.