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The history of Il Greppo, the 25 hectare vineyard in the heart of Montalcino, dates back to the 18th Century when Clemente Santi started to make wines with 100% Sangiovese.

Clemente passed his wine knowledge onto his nephew, Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who, after the phyloxera came in the second half of 1800s, isolated a clone of Sangiovese that gave birth to wines of extraordinary longevity. In 1888, Ferruccio produced the first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino.

His son Tancredi, a wine maker with a remarkable reputation, set the Brunello standard for production and introduced the wine to the international market, where it quickly received noteworthy recognition.

Franco, Tancredi’s son and trained oenologist, worked closely with his father for decades, and he mastered the subtle art of making wine. Following strict, traditional methods of agronomy and cellar practices, he has steadfastly produced an incomparable collection of Brunello Riserva equal to the exceptional 100 year-old Brunellos of the past.

The guardian of this long tradition is now Franco’s son, Jacopo Biondi Santi, the sixth generation of the family at the Estate, together with his son, Tancredi.

In the early 1990’s, Jacopo bought the Castle of Montepo’ in Scansano (the former Italian home of novelist Graham Greene) and, following a comprehensive review of the estate, planted 50 hectares of vineyard; much with their own BBS11 clone of Sangiovese.  Harnessing the expertise honed at Il Greppo, Jacopo has established an estate in Maremma worthy of the Biondi-Santi name, producing wines of optimal softness with bold fruit flavours, contrasting beautifully to the intense richness of the Montalcino fine wines.

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Bottiglia Brunello Riserva

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva 2010

The Riserva is produced from Il Greppo’s Sangiovese vineyards of over 25 years of age and is made only in exceptionally good years. The Riserva is aged 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. The basic characteristic of the Brunello of Greppo Biondi Santi is its longevity, lasting over one hundred years.
To allow the flavour to fully unfold, the bottle should be opened and a bit of wine poured out at least 8 hours before drinking.

Serving temperature: 18°C

Bottiglia Brunello Annata

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Annata 2011

The Annata is produced from Il Greppo’s Sangiovese vineyards, from vines aged between 10 and 25 years. The Annata is aged 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. The basic characteristic of the Brunello of Greppo Biondi Santi
is its longevity. The Annata will age between 20 and 40 years.

To allow the flavour to fully unfold, the bottle should be opened and a bit of wine poured out at least 8 hours before drinking.

Serving temperature: 18°C.

Bottiglia Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2012

The Rosso di Montalcino White Label comes from the younger Sangiovese-grosso-vineyards (between 5 and 10 years old) of the Il Greppo Estate.
The wine is aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak casks and it is
a wine which is released ready to drink, with a young and fruity profile.
The wine has an intense ruby red colour,  a typical and persistent perfume, and is lightly tannic with notes of vanilla.

Serving temperature: 16 °C.

SASSOALLORO

Sassoalloro IGT Toscana Rosso 2012

A new, fresh, round and dynamic 100% Sangiovese made according to the great Biondi Santi tradition. Sassolloro is the name of an erratic rock of volcanic origin which has given rise to many legends of old. Produced from Sangiovese-Grosso BBS11 vines aged 15-25 years and matured for 14 months in lightly toasted Troncais oak barriques.

The wine is a brilliant ruby red colour with a fresh fruity nose of superb intensity. A nose of sweet violet and spice coupled with a rich velvety yet elegant texture. This wine will last for 15-20 years.

BRACCALE_ROSSO

Braccale IGT Toscana Rosso 2012

A subtle balance between the austerity of traditional Sangiovese BBS11 and the roundness of Merlot, perfectly adapted to the Maremma. Produced with 80% Sangiovese-grosso and 20% Merlot from the South-west facing vineyards of Scansano, with vines aged 10-15 years.  Matured for 10 months in French Barriques of Troncais wood.

The wine boasts an intense ruby colour and an elegant nose bursting with sweet red fruit and notes of spice which carry through on the palate.

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