Podere Brizio Brunello di Montalcino 2010


SKU 01602


Podere Brizio is located in Sant'Angelo in Colle, known for producing long-lived wines of great elegance and finesse. Once a part of the larger Pieve di Santa Restituta estate, Brizio was kept by Roberto Bellini when he sold the rest of Pieve to Angelo Gaja in 1996 because he felt the quality of this little parcel far exceeded the other holdings. The Brunello is an 1800 case production gem aged in a mixture of barriques and 35 hectoliter casks. Enologist Paolo Caciorgna ferments the Sangiovese in stainless steel, then ages the wine in French oak barriques and oak casks (36 hl) for 2 years, finishing in the bottle for 12 months. Look for a beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries and sweet spices with more of the same in the mouth. Supple and well-balanced, this is edeal with roasted meats, game, hearty pasta dishes or hard Italian cheeses.

The silver coin on the labels of the wine is known as the “Parpagliola.” Minted in 1556, it shows the she-wolf of Siena with the writing “The Republic of Siena in Monte Ilicino.” The name of the city we now know as Montalcino derives from the Italian for Mountains of the Ilex (or Holly tree). This is a symbol of a turbulent time in Tuscany’s history: After the Florentines had beaten the Sienese out of their own city in 1555, the nobles of Siena fled to Montalcino to reform their republic under the aegis of the king of France.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Podere Brizio
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we93

Wine EnthusiastBaking spice, leather, menthol, chopped mint and ripe berry aromas come together on this elegantly structured wine. The firm palate shows mature black cherry, raspberry jam, anise, cinnamon and dried sage while assertive, fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink 2020-2032.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2016
  • js93

James SucklingA ripe, focused red with prune, plum and berry character. Hints of stones and sliced apple. Full body, dense fruit, fine tannins and a bright, lively finish. Amazing acid backbone that just jumps out of the glass.

  • agv90

VinousTucked on the southern border of the township of Montalcino, Podere Brizio was established in 1996 when owner Roberto Bellini cherry picked the best vineyards from his Azienda Agricola Chiesa di Santa Restituta, and sold the rest. Extended maceration and aging in 36 HL barrels result in a traditional, ethereal Brunello. ~ Winery notes