Sangiovese is the other great red grape of Italy, Nebbiolo being the other. It is believed that it has been planted here since Roman times, originating in Tuscany where it is the primary red wine grape grown today. There are a number of different Sangiovese varieties which produce red wines of different character. The best is usually considered to be a strain of Sangiovese Grosso called Brunello which is used to make Brunello di Montalcino in a tiny area of Tuscany. These wines are very big and bold and age very well. Chianti is the most famous of the wines made with Sangiovese, an area also located in Tuscany. Sangiovese is also grown in other regions of the world like California and Australia but Italy always seems to have the best Sangiovese wines. Wherever they are from you should buy Sangiovese wines, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino at the Ultimate Wine Shop.
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino is an explosive, structured wine bursting with dark fruit. It is one of the most inward, brooding wines of the vintage. Black cherries, menthol, spices and new leather are some of the nuances that... Read More
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino PS captures all of the promise I sensed when I first tasted it last year. Freshly cut flowers, bright fruit, licorice and spices play off each other as this fabulous Brunello shows off its considerable... Read More
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva flows with the essence of dark cherries, blackberries, flowers, violets, licorice and spices, all supported by firm, structured tannins. The 2006 boasts striking inner perfume, big fruit... Read More