Biondi Santi

Biondi Santi

100% Sangiovese
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The Biondi Santi family, owner of the Greppo Estate for generations, is a real institution of Montalcino viticulture: the progenitor Ferruccio Biondi Santi was the first to value the pure vinification of Sangiovese, successfully overcoming the difficult period between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century with the viral spread of powdery mildew, downy mildew and phylloxera and the outbreak of the First World War, so much so that it was described in 1932 by an interministerial commission in charge of the study of the Montalcino territory as the actual inventor of Brunello. His son Tancredi continued the work of enhancing the full-bodied red wines based on Sangiovese, called to give advice from producers from all over Italy who were fascinated by the prestige of Brunello Biondi Santi.

Today the tradition of this key wine for the image of Montalcino continues according to the qualitative path historically undertaken, with Franco Biondi Santi committed to strengthening the severe production techniques aimed at enhancing the distinctive typicality of the various declinations of Sangiovese. In the desire to make known the expressive power of the younger vines, as well as the historic lands that give life to the more famous Brunello, Biondi Santi created the Rosso di Montalcino from the Greppo Estate.

Aged for 12 months in traditional Slavonian oak barrels, the Rosso di Montalcino Biondi Santi is a promising "relative" of the Brunello, young and pulpy, of immediate drinkability, although capable of producing an aromatic evolution over time worthy of note.