Biondi-Santi

Tuscany, Italy

Rosso di Montalcino DOC – 2016

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  • Introduction

    • The Rosso di Montalcino 2016 was mostly produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS11, which was identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo. For this wine we exclusively used grapes from the youngest vines with less than 10 years of age. Harvest 2016 has much to show. It is a vintage characterized by intense, fruity aromas and a vibrant acidity which bodes well for a long life – even for the youngest wine of Tenuta Greppo, the Rosso di Montalcino. This wine charms with its immediate generosity, both on the nose and on the palate, and exhibits a distinct personality, typical of Tenuta Greppo.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10+ years
    • Clones: BBS 11
  • Vintage Report

    • After a rainy and temperate spring the summer brought warmth and stability. The autumn was quite hot and characterized by high day-night temperature swings which aided the aromatic charge of the grapes. We started to pick our grapes on the 19th of September.

  • Vinification

    • At harvest the grapes displayed a perfect balance between fruit, tannins and acidity. Traditional red wine vinification at controlled temperatures.

    • Aging: 12 months in Slavonian oak
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
  • Tasting Notes

    • A bright ruby red color, this elegant Rosso di Montalcino opens with a veritable explosion of sweet fruity aromas, going from small berry fruits such as raspberries and red currant, to cherries, plums and pomegranate, interwoven with flowery notes of violets and wisteria in flower and delicately tickled by hints of fresh Mediterranean herbs. The structure is firm and vibrant and the flavor profile is refreshing and sincere, leading to a long, savoury finish where hints of violets and red fruits linger.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 18°C- 64°F; Uncork and remove a small amount of wine from the bottle at least 1 or 2 hours before serving.