2016 Podere Brizio Brunello
2016 Podere Brizio Brunello Ruby Red Wine with garnet highlights. Opulent and intense on the nose, with nuacnes of ripe red fruit and intriguing herbal notes. Well-balanced on the palate with a lively acidity. Rounded tannins distinguish the body of this fine wine. A hint of black pepper accompanies the finish. The softest of tannins are a hallmark of the body of this fine wine.
This wine is perfect when paired with cheeses, meat and game; excellent with pasta and cold cuts.
Podere Brizio Many archaeological findings demonstrate that wine was important locally in Etruscan times. While there is no shortage of winemaking evidence in the Middle Ages and the modern era, a red wine called “Brunello” or “Brunellino” began to be produced from native grapes as late as the nineteenth century; it was later acknowledged as a Sangiovese variant. The earliest attempts to produce a purebred wine from this noble variety date to the late 1900s, which resulted in premium wines suited for long ageing.
Known for years within a small circle of connoisseurs, Brunello di Montalcino started to become a hallmark of Italian excellence internationally in the second half of the twentieth century, receiving the first Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (the highest ranking for Italian wines) in 1980.
The area also boasts the Rosso di Montalcino DOC, which was established in 1984.