Vinification is the process that transforms the grapes into wine. The process of vinification differ from region to region, financial state of the winery and the grape types. The harvesting time and the type of oak used for aging are based on the region in which the wine grapes are grown.

Wine making process involves the following stages:

  • The first step in wine making process is Harvesting or Picking. Grapes should be harvested at the right time in order to make good wine. Harvesting can be done either mechanically or by hand.
  • The process of separating the grapes from the stems and cluster parts is called Destemming. Some of the wine makers keep some fragments of the stem to increase the wine tannin.
  • After destemming the grapes are crushed to extract the juice from the skin. This is done before the fermentation process begins. In the olden days bare feet is used to extract the grape juice, now a day machines like crushers are used.
  • Separation of grape juice and the skin is named as pressing. After crushing the grape juice will flow freely, selected wineries use pressers to make sure maximum juice is released.
  • Once the grapes are pressed they are introduced into the process of fermentation. During this process the grape juice are converted into alcoholic beverage. The yeast interacts with the sugar in the grape juice and converts them into ethanol and carbon dioxide.
  • Once the wine is purified and refined, they are preserved with sulfur dioxide or potassium sorbate. During the natural process of fermentation a minimum amount of sulfites are produced, but more is added for the use of commercial preservation.
  • Wines are aged for a particular amount of time to get more welcoming wine. Once after purification, the wines are moved to wooden barrels for aging. Metal vats, concrete vats and glass carboys are also used in some cases to increase the flavor.
  • After aging, the wines are bottled. During the process of bottling a final dose of sulfite is added to the wine to prevent it from uninvited fermentation in the bottle. The bottles are then sealed with cork and screw caps.
Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Andrea Briccarello, Michael Garner and Ben Robson tasted 113 Brunello di Montalcino 2015 wines with 10 Highly Recommended. Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their Brunello di Montalcino wines from the 2015 vintage, with a limit of one wine per producer Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the […]

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Andrea Briccarello, Michael Garner and Ben Robson tasted 113 Brunello di Montalcino 2015 wines with 10 Highly Recommended. Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their Brunello di Montalcino wines from the 2015 vintage, with a limit of one wine per producer Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the […]

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Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Andrea Briccarello, Michael Garner and Ben Robson tasted 113 Brunello di Montalcino 2015 wines with 10 Highly Recommended.

Entry criteria: producers and UK agents were invited to submit their Brunello di Montalcino wines from the 2015 vintage, with a limit of one wine per producer


Brunello di Montalcino 2015 scores

113 wines tasted

Exceptional 0

Outstanding 10

Highly Recommended 88

Recommended 15

Commended 0

Fair 0

Poor 0

Faulty 0


Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for the top 27 Brunello di Montalcino 2015 wines


Brunello di Montalcino 2015: overview and verdict

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Top scoring wines from the Brunello di Montalcino 2015 panel tasting

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{"wineId":"50524","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50525","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50526","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50527","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50528","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50529","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50530","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50531","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50532","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50533","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50534","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"38085","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50535","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50536","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"38116","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"38047","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50537","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50538","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50539","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"50540","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"38091","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
{"wineId":"39184","displayCase":"standard","paywall":true}
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The judges

Andrea Briccarello is business development manager at Jascots, a specialist on-trade wine merchant. Formerly head sommelier and wine buyer at Galvin restaurant group, he also previously worked as a brand manager for Bisol Prosecco, and judges regularly for the DWWA

Michael Garner has worked in the wine trade for 40 years, largely specialising in the wines of Italy. Author of Amarone and the Fine Wines of Verona and co-author of Barolo: Tar and Roses, he is co-owner of Italian wine specialist Tria Wines, and is a DWWA Regional Chair for northern Italy

Ben Robson is owner of wine merchant Bat and Bottle, which specialises in importing Italian wines with a focus on small producers. He is a regular visitor to wine regions in Italy, and in 2020 assumed the role of DWWA Acting Regional Chair for Tuscany


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