Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines

byKerin O'Keefe

Hardcover | April 18, 2012

Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest Wines by Kerin O'Keefe
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For fans of Italian wine, few names command the level of respect accorded to Brunello di Montalcino. Expert wine writer Kerin O''Keefe has a deep personal knowledge of Tuscany and its extraordinary wine, and her account is both thoroughly researched and readable. Organized as a guided tour through Montalcino''s geography, this essential reference also makes sense of Brunello''s complicated history, from its rapid rise to the negative and positive effects of the 2008 grape-blending scandal dubbed "Brunellogate." O''Keefe also provides in-depth profiles of nearly sixty leading producers of Brunello.
Kerin O''Keefe writes about Italian wine for Decanter, The World of Fine Wine, and formerly for Wine News. She is the author of Franco Biondi Santi: The Gentleman of Brunello, a recipient of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award.
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Title:Brunello di Montalcino: Understanding and Appreciating One of Italy's Greatest WinesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:312 pages, 9 X 6 X 1.1 inPublished:April 18, 2012Publisher:University of California PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0520265645

ISBN - 13:9780520265646

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction. Brunello: A Modern-Day Phenomenon of Made in Italy

Part One. The Place, the Grape, the History, and the Wine
1. Montalcino
2. Temperamental Sangiovese: Location, Location, Location
3. Birth of a New Wine
4. Brunello Comes of Age
5. Boom Years and the Loss of Tipicità
6. The Brunellogate Scandal
7. Brunello Today and Tomorrow: The Return to Tipicità, or Business as Usual?

Part Two. Leading Producers by Subzone
8. Montalcino
9. Bosco and Torrenieri
10. Tavernelle
11. Camigliano
12. Sant''Angelo
13. Castelnuovo dell''Abate

Part Three. Beyond Brunello: Other Wines and Local Cuisine
14. Montalcino''s Other Wines: Rosso di Montalcino, Moscadello, and Sant''Antimo
15. Brunello, Rosso, and Food Pairing

Appendix A. Vintage Guide to Brunello
Appendix B. Brunello at a Glance
Notes
Acknowledgments
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This well-researched detailed work on the zone is a must-read, especially for Brunellophiles."