2017 Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino


Il Brunello di Montalcino 2017 is intense and elegant. Traditionally vinified. After two weeks of natural spontaneous fermentation, the wine is racked into large French oak barrels where it ages for 38 months. Refined in bottle for 6 months minimum. Ruby red with garnet highlights. Opulent and intense on the nose, with nuances of ripe red fruit and intriguing herbal notes. Well-balanced on the palate with a lively acidity that lends vitality and freshness to a very elegant and complex wine. A hint of black pepper accompanies the finish. The softest of tannins are a hallmark of the body of this fine wine.

A great winemaker, well-capitalized owners, and prime terroir: that's the recipe for great Sangiovese at Podere Brizio. Superstar oenologist Alberto Antonini is in charge of winemaking at this impressive state in the township of Tavernelle, in the west-central part of the appellation. This is just to the north of Soldera's Case Basse (arguably the greatest producer of Brunello). The Brizio wines are Brunello wines that showcase the grace and power of Sangiovese beautifully. If you need any excuse to grill a big, thick Porterhouse and dress it with sea salt and emerald-green Dievole olive oil, here's your chance.

38 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

Fresh cherry and blackberry aromas with some floral character. It’s full-to medium-bodied with firm tannins and a long, linear finish. Shows tension and balance for the vintage. From organically grown grapes. Try after 2023.