Brunello di Montalcino 2013 Biondi Santi Tenuta Greppo DOCG
Brunello di Montalcino by Biondi Santi Tenuta Greppo is a red wine produced in Tuscany. Exceptional harvest at the Greppo with regular seasonal course. Wet spring, long, hot summer with sparse rains. Start Harvest on 10 September with cold and rain at the end of the harvest. Healthy, ripe grapes with a thick and rich skin. Must rich in sugars, extracts and acidity with a pH of 3.4. Normal vinification at controlled temperature, racking after 15 days. Normal vinification at controlled temperature, racking after 15 days. Uncork and drain the bottle a little, at least 8 hours before tasting
- Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo
- Vino rosso
- Production area
- Grape variety
- 350-500 mt s.l.
- South / South-east / East / North-east
- Type of soil
- Rich in Galestro of Eocene origin
- Plant density
- From 2400 to 4400 plants / ha
- Harvest Time
- Second decade of September
- Aging of wine
- In bottle for 4 months
- Ageing potential
- It ages up to 40 years if kept in the right conditions
- It is particularly suitable to accompany red meats, seasoned cheeses and game
- 0,75 l.
- Intense ruby red
- Harmonic with hints of dried rose
- Harmonious, well structured, warm, tannins and acidity
Franco Biondi Santi, winemaker, learned from his father the subtle art of winemaking and continued to lead the Tenuta Greppo with an incomparable collection of Riserva bottles. But not for this he rested on his father's laurels. Meanwhile, D.O.C. he had pushed other producers to plant vines and improve techniques in the hope of being able to exploit the high image of Brunello. In the presence of such a scenario, which saw an exponential growth of hectares inscribed in Brunello (from 76 hectares in 1967 to the current 2100 in 2009), Franco Biondi Santi increased the production of Brunello del Greppo from 4 hectares, on the death of his father, at the present day 25. He continued the strict agronomic and traditional winery practices to consolidate the typicality and improve the quality of Brunello del Greppo certainly to match (given the same use of land and vines) the great Centennial Reserves of his Brunello.