Vitanza Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 131571
  • WE94
  • JS93
  • WS91
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

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

  • 10%
  • 16+%
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%.

Winemaker's Notes

Deep red ruby color. Intense and complete bouquet, with ethereal aroma of woods. Full body very smooth and powerful with strong and precise character.

Critical Acclaim

"The aromas feature beautiful tones of black mineral, licorice, peppercorn and ripe fruit. This is a dark, brooding Brunello with an elegant, dry nose and layers of opulence that build momentum. Overall, it’s round, rich and well structured."
94 Points

"Interesting aromas of graphite, dark fruits and sage follow through to full body with fine tannins and a fruity finish. Reserved and refined."
93 Points

"This is concentrated and powerful, sporting cherry, plum and woodsy aromas and flavors. Still monolithic, with dense tannins, yet the lingering finish reveals a balance and harmony in the end. "
91 Points

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Learn About Vitanza Map ItMap It

Tenuta Vitanza is located in Montalcino, in Tuscany, and opened in 1995. The owners are Dr. Rosalba Vitanza and her husband Ing. Guido Andretta. The estate is spread out on four different land parcels but is conducted in an unitary manner by the family because all the different parcels are within the Montalcino boundaries. In particular the headquarters are located at Podere...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) 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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Learn About Sangiovese

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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