Tuscany, Italy

Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017

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  • Introduction

    • The Rosso di Montalcino 2017 was produced exclusively with our proprietary vineyards of Tenuta Greppo.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 10 years
    • Clones: BBS11
  • Vintage Report

    • A year characterized by the absence of rain. During the spring we had a late frost followed by a few downpours. The weather remained mild until the end of May which saw a significant rise in temperatures, above the seasonal average. The summer was very hot and dry. Harvest began on September 11.

  • Vinification

    • At harvest the grapes displayed a perfect balance between fruit, tannins and acidity. Traditional red wine vinification at controlled temperatures.

    • Aging: 12 months in Slavonian oak
  • Technical Information

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

    • The fresh side of a warm year. This elegant Rosso di Montalcino with a bright ruby red colour exhibits an intensely fragrant bouquet, characterized by notes of black cherries, pomegranate and blackcurrant, intertwined by aromatic sensations of Mediterranean scrub and sweet spices. On the palate in reveals its impressive structure with textured and soothing tannins, accompanied by the typical Biondi-Santi freshness. The finish is characterized by persistent, sweet fruity notes.

    • Serving Suggestions: Serve at 18°C- 64°F; Uncork and remove a small amount of wine from the bottle at least 1 or 2 hours before serving.



  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – Wine Spectator – 92 Points

    Pure, fresh, supple and infused with cherry, strawberry, floral and mineral aromas and flavors, this Rosso is ready to roll. Fine harmony and finesse add interest, finishing with mineral and tobacco elements.

  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    Intensely fragrant, this has enticing scents of rose, violet and woodland berries that gain complexity thanks to a whiff of camphor. It's savory and polished, offering juicy red cherry, pomegranate and star anise before a white pepper finish. Surprisingly tangy acidity for the hot vintage and smooth tannins keep it balanced.

  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    Beautiful, sweet and ripe fruit on the nose with hints of wildflowers. It’s full-bodied with soft, round tannins that caress the palate. Long, flavorful finish. Gorgeous finish. A hint of chocolate nicely complements the fruit here.

  • Biondi-Santi Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2017 – Jancis Robinson – 17.5/20 Points

    Pale ruby. Lifted, complex nose of raspberry and rhubarb with minerally, iron notes and dark, wet earth. Pure and a little austere with fine persistent tannins. Transparent and a little vibrant on the finish