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Tenuta Il Greppo di Franco Biondi Santi

Italy Tuscany

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The winery was established in 1840 two kilometers south of the city of Montalcino in the Italian region Toskana founded by Clemente Santi (1795-1885). The name "Il Greppo" comes from the steep slopes...
Name: Tenuta Il Greppo di Franco Biondi Santi
Growing area: Tuscany
Vineyard: 25 ha
Owner: Franco Biondi Santi
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2006 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Translate to English Editor note: Tiefer, vielschichtiger, kräuteriger, etwas nussiger, pfeffrig-gewürziger und einen Hauch fleischige...
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2007 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Tenuta "Greppo"
Translate to English Editor note: Recht tiefer und komplexer, etwas erdiger, altholziger und nussiger Duft nach gemischten Beeren mit...
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2006 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva Tenuta "Greppo"
Translate to English Editor note: Hochfeiner, tiefer und vielschichtiger, betörender Duft nach eingemachten kleinen roten Beeren mit v...
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1999 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Riserva
Editor note: Deep, complex nose, ripe red berries, some plums, elegant spice and mienral notes. Very firm on the...
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2000 Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Editor note: Tart, quite strong mineral notes, appears closed on the nose, partly dried sour cherries and wild be...
The winery was established in 1840 two kilometers south of the city of Montalcino in the Italian region Tuscany founded by Clemente Santi (1795-1885). The name "Il Greppo" comes from the steep slopes on the site. The founding daughter Caterina Santi and Jacopo Biondi further expanded the winery. Their son Ferruccio Biondi-Santi (1848-1916) continued the efforts already started by his grandfather to select high-quality Sangiovese vines. He finally created the Sangiovese variety Brunello and first produced a dry red wine of the type of Barolo who later became DOCG red wine Brunello di Montalcino became famous.

Until after the Second World War, this was only produced commercially by Biondi-Santi. Ferruccio introduced an extremely complex cellar technology for the Riserva version, which was consistently continued by his son Tancredi. The outstanding Brunello Riserva vintages made from vines that are at least 25 years old were produced with a long fermentation period and five to six years of barrel aging. In the first 57 years these only existed in 1888, 1891, 1925 and 1945. The well-known wine author Burton Anderson was inspired by a visit to the winery to write about wine. In 1988 he published the book: "Biondi Santi: the family that created Brunello di Montalcino".

The vineyards cover 18 hectares of vineyards that are planted exclusively with the red variety Brunello (a Sangiovese variety). Around 70,000 bottles are produced annually. The first Brunello vintages 1888 and 1891, which are still available today, as well as the outstanding vintages 1945, 1955, 1964, 1971, 1975, 1982, 1983 and 1990 are offered at true fantasy prices. The winery is one of the few Brunello producers to run the special service of Ricolmatura (Filling), in which the best vintages are refilled and corked after ten years and longer. In 1988, the company was converted into a stock corporation, but in which descendants of the family are still responsible. The management of the company was handed over to his son Jacopo by Franco Biondi-Santi in the late 1990s.
Tenuta Il Greppo di Franco Biondi Santi Region: Italy Tuscany
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