Red grape variety: 100% Sangiovese (Brunello)
Brunello di Montalcino, one of Italy’s best known and most expensive wines, is produced in the town of Montalcino, in the province of Siena, Tuscany. The altitude and warm and dry climate of Montalcino enables the grapes to ripen early. Blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, chocolate, leather and violet are some of the bold flavors that help distinguish a Brunello from other Sangiovese based wines (such as Chianti). The high levels of acidity and tannins due to thick skin of the grapes allows it to age 10 years.
Brunello pairs well with bistecca alla fiorentina, game, meat dishes with mushroom sauces and Pecorino Cheese.