Montalcino Brunello

2 04 2007

Both wines are made largely from Sangiovese and both regions are in Tuscany, with Montalcino more arid with soil rich in limestone and sand but I cannot tell the difference between chianti classico and brunello di Montalcino.

Nebbiolo is a red grape grown mostly in Piemonte enjoyed as far back as 1235 (castelli Rivoli), and is currently used in the production of Barbaresco and Barolo. Barbera is a wine grape from Monferrato (also in Piemonte) that produces an intense red wine with low tannins and high acidity, now used in California to provide the backbone for jug wines. Its best known varietal wines are Barbera d’Asti (made in Asti) and Barbera d’Alba (from Alba) with some ageing potential, yet is the perfect pizz and bbq wine.