One of the most influential and historically significant growers in all of Italy, Biondi-Santi has dominated Tuscan wine production for generations. Founded by Clemente Santi in the 1840s, the winery invented Brunello di Montalcino in 1865. The estate was also the first to identify the Sangiovese Grosso clone (employing it exclusively from the 1888 vintage onward), and was among the first to pioneer such key winemaking techniques as racking.
The modern Il Greppo estate of Biondi-Santi encompasses some 47 hectares, 25 of which are planted to Sangiovese Grosso. Nearly all of the modern vineyards are mature vines, planted by Tancredi and Franco Biondi-Santi from 1930-1990. Production is extremely limited and fanatically dedicated to quality--vintages rarely exceed 6,500 cases split between 3 wines and represent the finest Brunello has to offer.
2013 Rosso di Montalcino DOC
2011 Brunello di Montalcino
2010 Brunello Riserva DOCG
PRESS & REVIEWS
2006 Brunello Riserva Tre Bicchieri
2006 Brunello Riserva 95 Suckling
2007 Brunello Riserva Tre Bicchieri
2007 Brunello Riserva 96 Suckling
2009 Brunello Tre Bicchieri
2010 Brunello Tre Bicchieri
2010 Brunello 96 Wine Enthusist