Rosso di Montalcino Biondi Santi 2017
This wine is bright ruby red with an intense bouquet of violets and wisteria flower, fresh cherries, and delicate hints of a citron which are intertwined with spicy notes of pink and white peppercorns and a subtle, sweet scent of vanilla pod. Elegant and distinguished, it is smooth and medium-bodied with a fruity core. This exceptional vintage reveals an impressive tannic structure and a well-balanced, fragrant acidity which characterize wines from this estate. The finish is long and savory.
The Biondi Santi family, which owned the Greppo estate for generations, is a right institution for Montalcino viticulture: the ancestor Ferruccio Biondi Santi was the first to give value to the pure vinification of Sangiovese, successfully passing the difficult period between the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century with the viral upcoming of powdery mildew, downy mildew and phylloxera and the outbreak of World War I, in such an excellent way to be described in 1932, by an interministerial committee responsible for the study of the territory of Montalcino, as the real inventor of Brunello. His son Tancredi went on for the enhancement of full-bodied red wines made with Sangiovese, called to advise producers all over Italy fascinated by the prowess of Brunello Biondi Santi. Today the tradition of this key-wine for the image of Montalcino continues, according to the qualitative path historically taken, with Franco Biondi Santi engaged in strengthening the severe production techniques designed to enhance the distinctiveness of the various variations of the typical Sangiovese. In the desire to make known the expressive power of the youngest vineyards, as well as the historical lands that give rise to the famous Brunello, Biondi Santi created the Rosso di Montalcino coming from the same Greppo estate. Matured for 12 months in traditional Slavonian oak barrels, Rosso di Montalcino Biondi Santi is a promising "relative" of Brunello, young and fleshy, featuring a frank immediate drinkability, although able to arise in an aromatic evolution during time worthy of mention.