Why collect Brunello fine wine

Why collect Brunello fine wine

Steven Murtagh

Written By Steven Murtagh

Searching for the right fine wine to gift to a significant contact, whether it’s personal or business, can take a long time. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of winemaking regions in Europe and beyond. Each of these areas produce a number of fine wines that can only be found in their local environments. Such wines tend to come with a higher price tag, so it pays to know all there is to know about a fine wine before you buy. This post is focused on Brunello wines.


What to know about Brunello wine

Brunello wines are some of the most prestigious Italian wines that are available to buy. Those looking for fine red wines are hard pressed to find bottles more enticing. Brunellos are exclusively made with the local Tuscan grape variety Sangiovese, which grow on the hills near Montalcino. These Sangiovese grapes feature thicker skins that release more flavours and minerals into the wine during the fermentation process. The result is that most Brunello fine wines are characterised by bold, punchy fruit flavours and high levels of tannins and acidity. Grapes are harvested by hand, de-stemmed, and soft-pressed for a 20-day fermentation.

The history of Brunello wine goes back more than 150 years in the Montalcino region. It was the winemaker Clemente Santi that first started experimenting with isolating the Sangiovese grapes to create a single origin wine. However, it was his grandson who continued to develop the wine and eventually brought it to the public in 1888. This timescale is in part due to the fact that the wine was aged for 10 years in oak barrels.


Brunello wine tasting notes

As mentioned above, Brunello wine has a unique flavour profile due to the grapes used in their production and the region in which they are grown. This imparts fruit flavours of cherry, strawberry, blackberry, and cranberry, as well as earthy elements such as espresso and liquorice. The finish of a Brunello wine is punctuated by an exciting acidity and tannins that cling to the inside of the mouth.

Although, as with any fine wine, variations can arise due to bottling and storage. The Celestino Pecci Brunello Di Montalcino for example, has a spiced, full hue that is well-structured on the palate. This bottle is especially well suited for aging, after which is develops sweeter flavours of candied fruits and hazelnuts. Fine wines such as this are available for gifting, including our wooden wine bottle box, leather wine box, and more.


Quality wines for corporate gifting

The team at Jean Juviniere are committed to bringing fine and rare wines to businesses across the UK. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience wines like Brunello because that’s what they are – an experience. Our team will help you source quality wines for a corporate gift, whether it’s to celebrate a milestone or to appreciation to a business partner. Contact us for more information.