Biondi Santi is a historical estate in every sense of the word. In the mid-nineteenth century Clemente Santi isolated the Sangiovese clone to create Brunello; in 1880, his grandson Ferruccio formally established the estate, and his visionary son, Tancredi, brought the estate into prominence.
Decade after decade, Biondi-Santi wines are in a class by themselves: pure, fresh, historic expressions of Brunello, and the epitome of why Biondi-Santi Brunello has long owned its comparison to fine Burgundy estates. These are wines that defy time, growing better, mellower, more nuanced and more meditative with each passing year–even as they retain their vibrancy and their fresh Montalcino fruit.
Less than 700 cases of the Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Riserva are made in choice years. The Riserva is crafted from older vines between 25 and 80 years of age, while the Annata is derived from vines between the ages of ten and 15 years. Grapes for both wines are sourced primarily from the Greppo plot, which consists of stony galestro soil intermixed with tufaceous clay.
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