The Biondi-Santi flagship wine, the Brunello di Montalcino embodies the spirit of Tenuta Greppo and the signature style of our winemakers, forged over 150 years of history with its balanced combination of fresh elegance, depth and aristocratic personality.
A cold and rainy winter followed by a mild and rainy spring. The summer saw temperatures below the seasonal average while the month of September led us to the harvest with hot and dry weather.
The 1980 Brunello was produced with our proprietary clone of Sangiovese Grosso called BBS11 (Brunello Biondi Santi 11), which was identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo in the Seventies. For this wine we used grapes from vineyards which were older than 10 years of age, including the oldest ones that are usually designated for the production of Riserva.
The 1980 Brunello was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years. It benefited from a long refinement in the bottle.