Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Annata — 2011

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  • Introduction

    • This wine was mostly produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS 11, which was identified 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

    • June and July were mostly warm and dry, followed by a hot August with a few light rainfalls. September was cool and brought only a little rain in the weeks prior to the harvest, which started on September 10th.

  • Vinification

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

    • Fermentation: Combination concrete vats and Slavonian oak barrels using indigenous yeast
    • Aging: The Brunello 2011 was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 36 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A warm and embracing vintage, the bouquet of Brunello 2011 is an enchanting rendezvous of generous fruity and flowery notes, including scents of black cherries, blood orange and wild flowers. The elegant, yet muscular structure is driven by an attractive, savory freshness and by silky tannins which lead towards a long-lingering , warm finish.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 60/64˚ F. Uncork and decant wine from the bottle for 4-6 hours before serving.