Biondi-Santi

Tuscany, Italy

Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • The Rosso di Montalcino 2017 was produced exclusively with our proprietary vineyards of Tenuta Greppo.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10 years
    • Clones: BBS11
  • Vintage Report

    • A year characterized by the absence of rain. During the spring we had a late frost followed by a few downpours. The weather remained mild until the end of May which saw a significant rise in temperatures, above the seasonal average. The summer was very hot and dry. Harvest began on September 11.

  • 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)
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • The fresh side of a warm year. This elegant Rosso di Montalcino with a bright ruby red colour exhibits an intensely fragrant bouquet, characterized by notes of black cherries, pomegranate and blackcurrant, intertwined by aromatic sensations of Mediterranean scrub and sweet spices. On the palate in reveals its impressive structure with textured and soothing tannins, accompanied by the typical Biondi-Santi freshness. The finish is characterized by persistent, sweet fruity notes.

    • 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.

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  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – Jeb Dunnuck – 95 Points

    This is the first vintage under the stewardship by of winemaker, Federico Radi. The 2017 Rosso di Montalcino is floral, fresh, and citrusy, with aromatics of Mirabel plum and poppy red fruit. It is springy and refreshing on the palate with ripe raspberry, tea leaf, and blood orange. The warmth of the vintage comes through with a lightly confected fruit quality that lingers on the palate. This is a fantastic Rosso, and a sign of great things to come. Drink 2021-2030.

  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – The Wine Advocate – 94+ Points

    Here's a wine that proudly opens a new chapter for Montalcino's celebrated Rosso. The Biondi-Santi 2017 Rosso di Montalcino opens to immediately recognized Sangiovese character, presented in a soft, delicate and nuanced manner. The wine pours from its distinctive yellow-labeled bottle to a beautifully mild garnet color with dark sepia accents. As it takes on oxygen in the glass, the wine reveals a slow progression of wild berry, rose, tar, spice and tilled earth. There are faint traces of caramel, candied orange and wild mountain herb....

  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – Vinous – 92 Points

    There’s a purity and savory refinement to the 2017 Rosso di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo that transcends the expectations of this warm and dry vintage. A perfumed display of wild strawberries, fresh roses, violets and a dusting of minerals lift up from the glass. Its textures are silky, carried across a feminine frame, with bright cherries and inner herbal tones that find vibrancy through a core of brilliant acidity. Nuanced tannins and dried berries linger, leaving a lightly structured yet very pretty impression....

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