Pure, bold and vibrant; this is another legendary wine from Biondi Santi. Cherry and red berries with spicy tobacco and white pepper in the background; good weight, well balanced and fine tannins. A beautiful floral fragrance of violet and rose accompany leather and wet soil.
The Sangiovese vines are 10-25 years old and matured in Slavonian oak casks for 36 months.
This will develop more complexity over the next decade but it won't have the longevity of other vintages. Biondi Santi recommend opening and pouring this wine at least 8 hours before drinking.
Producer Information: Biondi-Santi
This fabled estate sold a majority of its shares to Christopher Descours, the owner of Charles Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck, Rare Champagne and Château la Verrerie, in December 2016, but tthe 6th and 7th generations of the Biondi-Santi family, Jacopo and his son Tancredi, remain actively involved in the running of the estate.
Il Greppo, at 500 metres above sea level, is where the winery and house is situated and where the oldest plot, planted in 1936, is to be found. They also have vines down the hill to the east of Montalcino and to the north, close to Montosoli. The oldest vineyards, those over 25 years of age, are the source of grapes for the Riserva, the 10 to 25-year-old vineyards are used for the Brunello, and those younger than 10 years are used for the Rosso.