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.
After a mild winter and a moderately rainy spring which paved the way for a regular start of the vegetative cycle, a warm and generally dry summer followed, characterized by 2 restoring rain showers mid-month. The beginning of September was rainy while the second half was hot and dry, leading us to postpone our harvest to October 3rd to give the grapes the opportunity to reach full ripeness.
The 1995 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 Brunello we exclusively used grapes from the vines with between 10 and 25 years of age.
The 1995 Brunello was aged in Slavonian oak barrels for 3 years. It benefited from a long refinement in the bottle.