Biondi-Santi

Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10-25 years
  • Vintage Report

    • A hot and dry year with constant warrn temperatures frorn May through August which permitted the vines to reach perfect ripeness and produce grapes perfect for full-bodied, long-lived red wines.

  • Vinification

    • The grapes were healthy, ripe and rich in color with thick skins. e must was rich in sugar, extracts and acidity.

    • Aging: The 2015 Brunello was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years and it benefited from a long refinement in the bottle.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • Optimum Drinking: 30-50 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • The sunny character of the 2015 Brunello speaks of a warrn vintage with sweet, yet fragrant fruit, not at all opulent, sporting prominent notes of fresh cherries, typical of high-altitude Sangiovese. The fruit arises delicately from a bed of aromatic herbs such as thyme and rosemary with hints of liquorice root. On the palate the captivating structure reveals silky tannins backed up by the usual sensation of freshness that is instrumental for the fine balance which lies at the heart of the Biondi-Santi tasting experience. The finish is long and surprisingly savory, adding to the gastronomic personality of this Brunello.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 60/64˚ F. Uncork and decant wine from the bottle for 4-6 hours before serving.

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Reviews

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 97+ Points

    The Biondi-Santi 2015 Brunello di Montalcino exudes dark, velvety fruit and concentration while maintaining the signature elegance, suppleness and lithe personalty that distinguishes the iconic Il Greppo estate. I found this new release to be quite distinctive and exquisitely beautiful, setting it apart from many of the past vintages we are most familiar with. This 2015 edition is dark, exuberant and bold, but precise, focused and sharp as well. It will live for years in your cellar, but tasted now in its infancy, the wine shows blackberry, dried cherry, plum and dark cassis...

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – James Suckling – 97 Points

    This is so transparent and beautiful with clarity. Cherry, plum, strawberry, and berry character with some stone and orange. It’s full-bodied and very linear and round with balance and refinement. The tannins are fine and very powdery in texture. Excellent depth. Ripe, yet so energetic. Fresh, vivid and round. Drink or hold.

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG — 2015 – Vinous – 95 Points

    The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Annata is an understated beauty that takes some time to blossom in the glass. It’s a sweetly spiced and floral expression of the vintage, blending ripe cherries and strawberries with dusty earth, hints of sage and violets. A refreshing air of mint and lavender develops over time. It’s elegance personified on the palate, seamless and silky-smooth, with a classic and pure expression of red fruits and saline-minerals, as fine tannins slowly mount toward the close. Hints of licorice, white pepper and savory herbs linger through the lightly structured finale...

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