Christmas Tasting Notes: Brunello di Montalcino

Christmas is the perfect holiday for a sumptuous wine. It represents togetherness, sharing, and spending time with loved ones. It is a time to sit around the table to a delicious meal and a fine glass of wine.  

There is no better occasion to give others and yourself a bottle of wine, something a bit more out of the ordinary, something refined and elegant that can go beyond your normal expectations. That bottle is a Brunello di Montalcino. Three years in varied sized Slavonian oak barrels and six months of bottle aging make this one of the most famous wines in the world.  

Visual Test
Brunello di Montalcino’s clarity is enhanced with reflections of light garnet, which is notable in younger vintages. As you swirl your glass, you will notice a substantial body which hints at a full, warm and satisfying sip to come.

Smell Test
This wine only adds to the feast of the senses that is worthy of a warm Christmas gathering with loved ones! The fruity intensity of the Sangiovese grape offers a ample and persistent set of aromas from preserves to undergrowth, cherry to vanilla, licorice, toasted aromas and cocoa. Brunello di Montalcino is a wine which can be continuously explored, and enjoyed step by step, letting you slowly abandon yourself to pleasure. 

Taste Test
The elegance and finesse that comes with every sip of a Brunello di Montalcino immediately stands out to the palate. Delicate yet decisive, this warm wine is capable of supporting the structure of complex dishes.

Recommended Food Pairings
Christmas is a time for big lunches and rich dinners such as red meats, game, roasted lamb, sweet and sour pork and more intricate recipes. Brunello di Montalcino is the ideal companion for a festive table, eager for an unforgettable toast!