Brunello di Montalcino
Brunello wine and its flavours
Brunello di Montalcino is one of Italy’s most prestigious wines. It also boasts the country’s longest ageing requirements. Brunello must be aged for at least four years before release – compared with Barolo at three years, and Amarone at two years.
Classic Brunello is matured in large Slavonian oak barrels, so as not to overpower the grape’s natural aromas. As a result, the wine develops pure, multi-layered flavours. Brunello tastes like wild strawberry, raspberry, mint, rich espresso, sweet tobacco and delicate violet flower all in the same glass. Brunello is famous for its incredible ageing potential, and can improve for 30 years or more.