16 Mar Are You a Brunello di Montalcino Wines Lover? – Here Are the Top Five
Brunello di Montalcino is an Italian fine wine that is unique in its flavouring that ages beautifully too. These wines perform spectacularly at wine auctions on the global level and are known to be some of the most coveted by fine wine lovers. While it can be tempting to uncork a Brunello di Montalcino sooner than later, this wine ages so beautifully that the wait is truly worth it. Here are the top five Brunello di Montalcino wines:
#1 Cerretalto Sangiovese Grosso 2007
The Casanova di Neri winery is one of the largest producers in the region (200,000 bottles each year). It achieved worldwide fame with its Sangiovese Grosso, and the winery also produces some of the finest Brunello de Montalcino vintages in the world; it also produces many other notable Brunellos but the 2007 vintage is outstanding in every way as that year offered the ideal growing season for the grapes. The Cerretalto is earthy and dark with distinctive hints of spice, chocolate, and raspberry and these are evident on the palate as well as the nose. The wine has a long-lasting finish which complements its structure and balanced acidity beautifully.
#2 Marroneto Madonna Delle Grazie 2010
This is one of the most notable Brunello expressions and it comes from the best Sangiovese vintage which adds to its value. It has a hint of floral aromas with hints of rich berries and tobacco as well as licorice. It is a well-structured wine with very firm tannins that lend it a great lingering taste and personality. This is the perfect cellaring wine.
#3 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2004 (Gianfranco Soldera)
Anyone who loves a classic Brunello will be well-acquainted with the Gianfranco Soldera. Only ten percent of the vineyards’ yields are picked to ensure the quality of this wine. The proprietor has very specific ideas about how wines should be made and preserved. For instance, these bottles have wider shoulders and longer necks as these are believed to preserve the wine’s flavours better. The wine has an earthiness akin to that of wild forests with aromas such as coffee, balsamic, peat, and capers. But that’s not all; its complexity and elegance also come from flavours such as chilli, cloves and bitter herbs all of which work together to create a very rewarding and distinctive finish.
#4 Cerbaiona – Brunello di Montalcino (2010)
The year 2010 was a notable one for Brunello di Montalcino. It had very specific night and day temperatures and a warm maturation phase which made it the perfect growing year according to the growers. Most Brunellos lovers will unanimously agree that the Cerbaiona is truly one of the best wines ever. It has a harmonious blend of aromas ranging from rose petal and lavender to blackcurrant to plum; it also has hints of smoked meat and liquorice and a layering of sour tannins and sweet fruit. Its texture is superb which makes it one of the best Brunellos vintages.
#5 Valdicava Brunello di Montalcino (2001)
This is a distinctively dark wine and that’s one of the very first things you notice about it. In fact, those who aren’t aware of what Brunellos are could also be taken aback by its darkness which is almost black. Its strong and intense flavours and aromas are a mix of bitter chocolate, oak, dark berry, and liquorice, all of which come together surprisingly well to create a very satisfying wine- and of course, this wine is built to be cellared.
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