Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • The 2013 Brunello was produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS11, which was identi ed and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo. For this Brunello we used grapes from vineyards which were between 10 and 25 years of age.

  • Vineyard Profile

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

    • After a mild autumn, the winter was quite cold with generous rainfall that continued until early summer, causing a delay in the start of the vegetative cycle. From the second half of July until the end of September the weather was warm and stable with considerable day/night temperature swings temperature which contributed to developing the intense aromatic pro le of the grapes. e harvest started in late September – slightly delayed compared to average vintages at Tenuta Greppo.

  • Vinification

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

    • Fermentation: Combination concrete vats and Slavonian oak barrels using indigenous yeast
    • Aging: 36 months in Slavonian oak, followed by 1 year in bottle
  • Technical Information

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

    • Son of a vintage characterized by rather extreme weather, 2013 is a wine of great balance that expresses both delicacy and fluidity, revealing an inviting bouquet that makes us think of the forest in late spring when the scent of small red berry fruits meets the oral notes of forest floor flowers and the earth emanates mineral sensations of fresh moss and aromatic herbs. On the palate it approaches with kindness and softness, re-proposing notes of red berry fruits, black cherries and balsamic sensations which accompany freshness and structure, leading us towards an aftertaste perfectly in line with the olfactory sensations.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 60/64˚ F. Uncork and decant wine from the bottle for 2-4 hours before serving



  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    This is a fascinating red that evolves wonderfully with air from leather, mushroom and dusty aromas to dried flowers and plums. Medium body. Firm and lightly chewy tannins with intense acidity. Traditional, as always. Decanting recommended. Drink or hold.

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    Pretty cherry, strawberry, juniper, wild rosemary, iron and sanguine aromas and flavors are welded to a firm structure. This is ripe and complex, with a fine aftertaste. Best from 2021 through 2036."

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013 – The Wine Advocate – 96+ Points

    This is the year dottore Franco Biondi Santi would pass away, leaving the Brunello appellation orphaned because he was its most beloved and respected paternal figure. A wine shaped very much in his memory, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino is a stunning edition, with a tight inner core of wild fruit and natural acidity surrounded by elegant tones of blue flower, wild cherry, cured tobacco, balsam herb and camphor ash....

  • Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG – 2013 – Decanter – 95 Points

    Due to the late start and generally cool conditions in 2013, harvest began at the end of September at Biondi-Santi, just slightly later than the average. The wine has been held back over a year longer than the denomination regulations and released in March 2019. Still embryonic and reserved, dark floral scents of violet and lilac gradually emerge before notes of sage and thyme take over. The tangy acidity of the vintage comes through brilliantly.