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2001 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

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Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $74   From: $69   To: $96

Search Rank 184 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 184th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 183rd

Score: 87. When to drink: 2007 to 2016
The Wine-Searcher score of 87/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
90/100 (161 notes from 129 users )    
89/100   2013 to 2016
16/20   2008 to 2011
15/20   2008 to 2010
14.5/20   2007 to 2012
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Award Organization Award Year Result
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2006 Gold
Decanter World Wine Awards 2006 Bronze
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Price History for 2001 Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy
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Grape Variety: Sangiovese (Nielluccio)

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Brunello di Montalcino wine region

    Brunello di Montalcino is one Italy's most famous and prestigious wines. In Tuscany, its homeland, it shares the top spot with only the highly-prized Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and of course the ubiquitous Chianti. (© Wine-Searcher)

    All Brunello di Montalcino wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown on the slopes around Montalcino – a classic Tuscan hilltop village 20 miles (30km) south of Siena. The word Brunello translates roughly as 'little dark one', and is the local vernacular name for Sangiovese Grosso, the large-berried form of Sangiovese which grows in the area.

  • Tuscany DOCG wine region

    Tuscany is home to some of the world's most famous and highly regarded wines. It ranks slightly behind Piedmont and Veneto in terms of the volume and variety of DOCG wine it produces, yet due to the region's history of artistic, intellectual and cu ... more

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