Tuscany, Italy

Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2019

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  • Introduction

    • This wine was originally known as the Biondi-Santi “White Label Brunello”, but changed its name in 1983, when the Rosso di Montalcino DOC was established. It reflects the signature style of our high-altitude vineyards with a vibrant freshness and a distinct fruitiness which makes it thoroughly enjoyable at a young age.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Vineyards: The grapes for the Rosso di Montalcino 2019 were selected from the following estate vineyards: Tenuta Greppo, located to the south-east of Montalcino, Ribusuoli, located just below Tenuta Greppo and Pievecchia, located to the north of the town of Montalcino.
    • Grape Source: 100% estate vineyards
    • Vine Age: 11 years
    • Clones: BBS11
  • Vintage Report

    • A rainy and cold spring with slow growth of shoots and late flowering preceded a hot and dry June and July. Around mid-July northern winds cooled off the temperatures for some days. August was hot and dry but also brought rain showers at the end of the month, providing ideal ripening conditions in the last days leading up to harvest. Picking started on September 14th.

  • 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%
  • Tasting Notes

    • A lovely encounter of flowers and red berry fruits, the Rosso di Montalcino 2019 reveals fresh, energetic notes of cherries, blood oranges, pomegranate, violets, and honeysuckle, followed by balsamic sensations of kitchen herbs, licorice root, and menthol. The nose and palate are fully aligned as the crunchy tannins and lively acidity blend in with this Rosso’s impressive, levigated fruity core, leading us toward a savory finish with long-lingering mineral notes



  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2019 – Wine Enthusiat – 94 Points

    “The nose is earthy and sanguine, with just-tilled soil aromas, coffee beans, cranberries and hibiscus. The palate turns juicier, adding strawberries and the slightly medicinal note of cherry syrup, contrasted by tightly wound tannins and a spicy finish. Sophisticated and elegant.”

  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2019 – Wine Advocate – 95 Points

    "This flight of three Biondi-Santi wines starts off on the right foot thanks to the pristine bouquet and lively fruit of the 2019 Rosso di Montalcino. This is the entry-level wine (although the price point certainly suggests otherwise). It shows very detailed and chiseled aromas of wild cherry, cassis, dried violet, rust and orange skin. The wine carries a strong structural frame; however, the mouthfeel is ethereal and light notwithstanding."

  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2019 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    “A refined Rosso, this evokes cherry, strawberry, floral and iron flavors aligned with a supple texture and firm structure. Harmonious and long, but needs some time to integrate.”

  • Rosso di Montalcino DOC — 2019 – Wine & Spirits – 93 Points

    "This 2019 Rosso takes its time to open, the rigid, iron-like tannins and earthy scents slowly giving way to pure red-cherry flavors laced with licorice, menthol and a distinctly ferrous note. Cellar the wine for at least two years before cracking it open with prime rib."