Brunello di Montalcino is considered to be one of the premier wines in the world today. The grape variety used in the production of Brunello di Montalcino is 100% Sangiovese. The grapes are grown in the commune of Montalcino in the Siena Province of Tuscany. Brunello di Montalcino must be aged for a minimum of 2 years in oak, and undergo another one year of aging in the bottle before it can be released.
The Da Vinci 2001 Brunello di Montalcino is a very nice wine, with colors of brick red and purple. On the nose are distinct aromas of cherries, red plums, red berries, orange peel, some spice, and a hint of wood. In the mouth were flavors of cherries, red berries, a touch of leather and tobacco. This is a medium-bodied wine, with good tannins and acidity, and a medium finish. I paired this wine with prosciutto, capicolla and aged cheeses, and it was a great combination.