Brunello is the italian word for brown. This wine is fermented in steel tanks, made from the Sangiovese Grosso varietal, 100%. The 10 acre estate is situated in the heart of Montalcino. The reason why the wine is called Brunello is because the varietal is kind of similar to Pinot Noir in that it gives a light colored juice that goes brick brown with some age. The wine is stored for up to 30 months in large Slovenian Oak vats that are called Botte. These wines are meant for drinking with food. There is a beautiful texture to the wine and as it gets older it gets even better. I would consider Brunello to a fine wine that has even greater drinking pleasure with some age. If you do happen to buy some Brunelli, think about drinking some now and cellaring some for the future.