Biondi Santi - Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Annata 2006


Price per bottle 0,75l

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Biondi-Santi’s outstanding Brunellos are best known for their incredible ability to age. It is even possible for a 100-year-old Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino to show remarkably well. Established in 1880, Biondi-Santi was a winery destined for greatness. While it was founder Clemente Biondi-Santi who launched his family’s name in the wine business, it wasn’t until the late 19th century, with grandson Ferruccio at the helm, that the estate made its mark in viticultural history. It was then, in the renowned hills of Montalcino, that Ferruccio took his grandfather’s clone of the Sangiovese grape—known as Sangiovese Grosso—and produced the inaugural Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino. With each generation at Biondi-Santi, Ferruccio’s vision advances a step further. His son, Tancredi, assumed control of the estate in 1922, effectually becoming the ambassador for Montalcino’s wines. More importantly, he possessed the insight to stock vintage wines—including the legendary 1888 and 1891—under lock and key. In 1927 he instituted the custom of recorking old bottles and topping them off with wine from the same vintage. Tancredi wrote the standards for the DOC that eventually formed the law regulating Brunello production. However, it was his opposition to producing a secondary wine—Vino Rosso dai Vigneti di Brunello—that prompted his decision to remain independent. At this time, the wines of Biondi-Santi achieved legendary status. Tancredi’s 1970 recorking ceremony attracted worldwide attention, as his 82-year-old wine evidenced unprecedented youth and splendor.

Wine Features

Winery: Biondi Santi Tenuta il Greppo
Region: Toscana
Grapes Used: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Style: Still Red wine, robust and important with scents of flowers, ripe fruit and toasted notes, aged in barrel.
Ageing: 36 months in Slavonian oak barrel.
Vintage: 2006
Alcohol: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 0.75
Colour: Intense ruby red.
Taste: Harmonious, well structured, warm and persistent.
Aroma: Harmonious with hints of dried rose, red fruit jam and toasted notes of tobacco and cocoa.

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