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By Kerin O'Keefe

ISBN-10: 0520265645

ISBN-13: 9780520265646

For lovers of Italian wine, few names command the extent of respect
accorded to Brunello di Montalcino. With their earthy, wild-cherry
sensations and whole constitution but delicate textures, most sensible Brunellos have
the physique and finesse of the main prestigious world-class bottlings from
Bordeaux, Burgundy and Piedmont.
Expert wine author Kerin O'Keefe has
a deep own wisdom of Tuscany and its notable wine, and
her account is either completely researched and readable. geared up as a
guided journey via Montalcino's geography, this crucial reference
also is sensible of Brunello's advanced heritage, from its fast rise
to the detrimental and confident results of the 2008 grape-blending scandal
dubbed "Brunellogate."
Brunello di Montalcino is helping wine
lovers maneuver their method between Montalcino's minefield of variety by
breaking the titanic commune down into seven distinctive subzones, ranging
from the top reaches round the city of Montalcino, which yield
austere, dependent wines destined for long getting older in cellars; down to
the decrease plains within the deep south round Sant'Angelo Scalo, domestic to
immediate, muscular Brunellos with better alchol and decrease acidity; and
to all of the different attention-grabbing parts that lie among these two
geographical extremes.
O'Keefe additionally presents in-depth profiles of 58
carefully selected wineries, huge and small, well-known and unknown, who
produce very good Brunellos that most sensible show the quintessential
chracteristics of either Sangiovese and some of the subzones in
Montalcino.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction. Brunello: A modern day Phenomenon of Made in Italy

Part One. where, the Grape, the historical past, and the Wine
1. Montalcino
2. Temperamental Sangiovese: situation, situation, position
3. beginning of a brand new Wine
4. Brunello Comes of Age
5. increase Years and the lack of Tipicità
6. The Brunellogate Scandal
7. Brunello this present day and day after today: The go back to Tipicità, or company as traditional?

Part . prime manufacturers by way of Subzone
8. Montalcino
9. Bosco and Torrenieri
10. Tavernelle
11. Camigliano
12. Sant'Angelo
13. Castelnuovo dell'Abate

Part 3. past Brunello: different Wines and native delicacies
14. Montalcino's different Wines: Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello, Sant'Antimo, Chianti Colli Senesi and IGT Toscana
15. Brunello, Rosso, and nutrients Pairing

Appendix A. classic consultant to Brunello
Appendix B. Brunello at a Glance
Notes
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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