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.

VINI ROSSI

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