Top 100 wines of Montecucco

Discover the top 100 best wines of Montecucco of Montecucco as well as the best winemakers in the region. Explore the varietals of the wines that are popular of Montecucco and the best vintages to taste in this region.

Discovering the wine region of Montecucco

The wine region of Montecucco is located in the region of Toscane of Italy. Wineries and vineyards like the Domaine Amantis or the Domaine Azienda Biologica Basile produce mainly wines red, white and pink. The most planted grape varieties in the region of Montecucco are Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet-Sauvignon, they are then used in wines in blends or as a single variety. On the nose of Montecucco often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vegetal or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of cheese, dark fruit or grass.

In the mouth of Montecucco is a powerful with a nice freshness. We currently count 66 estates and châteaux in the of Montecucco, producing 163 different wines in conventional, organic and biodynamic agriculture. The wines of Montecucco go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal.

Discover the grape variety: Ciliegiolo

It is believed to be of Spanish origin. Today it is very present in Tuscany and in many other Italian regions where it is often blended with sangiovese to produce the famous Chianti. According to recent genetic analysis, it is the father of the said sangiovese, its mother being an almost unknown variety called calabrese di Montenuovo. - Synonymy: ciliegino, ciregiuolo or cireguoli, aleatico di spagna (for all the synonyms of the grape varieties, click here!). - Description: medium to large bunches, cylindrical-conical, winged, compact, strong medium-sized stalks with very little lignification; medium-sized, round berries, skin of medium thickness, very bluish-black with sometimes purplish reflections, juicy pulp. - Production potential: buds early in the year, only a few days after Chasselas. It is particularly fond of not too poor hillside soils. Vigorous, productive and regular, it should however be pruned in relation to the fact that its base eyes are not very fertile. Sensitive to wind, mildew, powdery mildew, acid rot and grey rot. Resistant to drought. Ripening 2nd period late. - Wine type/flavours: gives a full and supple wine with soft tannins, rich in alcohol, of a more or less dark ruby colour with in some cases purplish tints. Aromas of cinnamon, cherry, blueberry, spicy notes, plum, fresh grapes, liquorice, tobacco, vanilla, ... .

Food and wine pairing with a wine of Montecucco

wines from the region of Montecucco go well with generally quite well with dishes of beef, lamb or veal such as recipes of beef stew provencal style, merguez with lentils or osso bucco milanese.

Organoleptic analysis of wine of Montecucco

On the nose in the region of Montecucco often reveals types of flavors of cherry, vegetal or cinnamon and sometimes also flavors of cheese, dark fruit or grass. In the mouth in the region of Montecucco is a powerful with a nice balance between acidity and tannins.

News from the vineyard of Montecucco

At the heart of the terroirs of Mâcon-Charnay-les-Mâcon

Sequence from the video « At the heart of the Mâcon terroir » which offer a stroll at the heart of the Mâcon terroir. It offers a focus on Mâcon-Charnay-les-Mâcon, one of the 27 geographical denominations of the Mâcon appellation. Travel through the terroirs of the Mâcon appellation by watching the full video : Both are available in French and English. Our social media: Facebook:​​ Twitter: ...

Join Decanter for our first Decanter at Home event

Taking place over a month, between the 11 December and the 10 January, the unique Decanter at Home online event provides the perfect opportunity to sample a range of fine wines and access a series of curated videos from leading winemakers and experts at a time that suits you.  A limited number of tickets are available for six world-class wine tasting masterclasses, including Bordeaux’s Château Angelus and Burgundy’s Bonneau du Martray, as well as general non-tasting tickets unlocking ...

Tribute paid to Franciacorta wine pioneer Franco Ziliani

Franciacorta has lost one of its fathers; Franco Ziliani died aged 90 this Christmas. He was the winemaker who, along with the Count Guido Berlucchi, changed the destiny of an entire region and helped make Franciacorta one of the most consistent areas in the world for sparkling wines made in the traditional method. Their fateful encounter was in 1958 at Palazzo Lana, in Franciacorta. Count Berlucchi began to question the young winemaker about how to improve his unstable white wine produced in Co ...