Tuscany, Italy

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva “La Storica” — 1999

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  • Introduction

    • The 1999 Riserva was produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS11, which was identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo in the Seventies. For this Riserva, we exclusively used grapes from the oldest vines over 25 years of age.


  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 25 years or older
  • Vintage Report

    • The weather conditions in Greppo vary throughout the 1999 vintage. From January to May, it was cold and wet, while from June to August, it was dry and hot. In September, there were replenishing rains at the beginning of the month, and the harvest started in the second part of the month, which is typically dry and cold.

  • Vinification

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

    • Fermentation: Slavonian oak barrels using indigenous yeast
    • Aging: The 1999 Riserva was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years. It benefited from a long refinement in the bottle in the quiet and darkness of the historic bottle library at Tenuta Greppo.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso (BBS11 Clone)
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • Optimum Drinking: 70-80 years
  • Tasting Notes

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