… in Montalcino! Is there anyone who does not know Brunello wine ??? Brunello is the name that was given to the Sangiovese grape native of Montalcino. Brunello is one of the most famous red wines in Italy and all around the world, it is also one of the wines with longest life among the red wines of Italy. Sangiovese Grosso or Big Sangiovese is the clone that is grown in the beautiful rolling hills around Montalcino, and once you taste it, YOU WILL LOVE IT. Brilliant wine with vibrant garnet colour, intense, full bodied and complex, with a long period of aging – it is hard to say for how long the wine can age in the bottle, it can last up to 10-30 years. Obviously it depends on the vintage, and on the temperature you have in your cellar. Brunello di Montalcino is paired with really structured dishes, like read meats, aged cheeses, or can be enjoyed like a meditation wine, I can say with a 60-month aged Parmesan cheese, and my personal tip is to taste Brunello Riserva with pure & dark chocolate. Decanting is needed for this wine and large glasses too, so the wine can breath even in the glass, not only in decanter, that is used at first for the sediments. Visiting Montalcino for a wine tour with me you will enjoy the beauty of this place with its history, wine and food; it is a wonderful adventure to go through the stories of the land, of the wineries, of the food, with a glass of great Brunello in your hands – this is a dream you must live.
By the way, a few weeks ago I was at the Brunello 2015 preview and tasted something like 73 labels, can you believe it ? I was in a good mood, oh boy you must have this terrific experience in Montalcino with me. Do I have to say more to make you come? You are welcome in this amazing part of the world, Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy; I’ll be happy to show its beauty to you in one of my private guided Brunello wine tours!