Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ruby red with purple nuances. On the nose, cherries and fruit jam aromas. Thre is just the right amount of tannins, making for a harmonic, balanced wine.
Blend: 100% Sangiovese
"A beautifully composed and well-constructed Brunello, with bright berry tones of cassis and cherry backed by ethereal notes of root beer and eucalyptus. The wine shows a clean, crisp and structured sensation in the mouth—with a touch of bitter almond on the close—that revives and refreshes the palate."
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino wafts from the glass with an expressive bouquet redolent of pine, savory herbs, menthol, sweet spices, licorice and tobacco. Silky tannins frame the fruit through to the finish. This is an attractive, subtle 2007 that emphasizes finesse more than size. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024."
The Wine Advocate
"Interesting aromas of ripe fruit and sweet tobacco, with hints of leather. Full body, with velvety tannins and lots of new wood. But the latter does not bother me. All there."
"Perfumed aromas of raspberry, flowers, mint and licorice are very ripe but attractively high-pitched. Suave and seamless, with lovely energy and lift for the vintage. In fact, this midweight shows distinctly cool spice and menthol notes and noteworthy flavor definition.
International Wine Cellar
"Broad and licorice flavored, this red also shows notes of cherry, tobacco and spice. Displays some heat on the finish, along with dusty tannins, yet has a glycerinelike texture and long finish. Give it a year or so. Better than previously reviewed. Best from 2014 through 2024."
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Learn About Podere Brizio
The production area is the entire territory of Montalcino"s county, at 40 km south from Siena. It"s delimited by the Valle dell"Orcia, dell"Asso and dell"Ombrone and it"s spread over approximately 16 km with a surface of 2400 hectares.
Montalcino took shape during different geological eras, as a consequence, its soil results made of different compositions.
In order to...
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One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...
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Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...
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