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2012 Biondi-Santi Tenuta IL Greppo Rosso di Montalcino

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December 5, 2021 - $68



95James Suckling

Love the dried lemon rind, florals and red fruits. Medium to full body and a solid core of fruit and spices. Long and flavorful finish. Just a hint of sweet tobacco.

94Vinous / IWC

Fresh, complex aromas of sweet red berries, pomegranate, sour red cherry, orange peel, violet and brown spices. Bright and juicy, with building density and multilayered flavors of sour red cherries and raspberry, complicated by a hint of peach. Finishes long and clean with strong mineral and floral nuances.

93Wine Enthusiast

Lovely scents of violet, iris and fragrant woodland berry lead the way along with a whiff of pressed powder. The fresh silky palate doles out ripe wild cherry, lip-smacking strawberry, white pepper and a hint of pipe tobacco. Firm tannins give it an almost Brunello-like structure.

90The Wine Advocate

...dried cherry, laurel leaf, cola and crushed mineral...bright flash of acidity that is so distinct in all the wines of Biondi-Santi.

18Jancis Robinson

The fruit is dry and refreshing in style, with beautiful finesse thanks to high acid... Exceedingly lengthy – a good demonstration of what true persistence offers. Not exactly perfumed on the palate, but there is certainly an array of aromas; not floral but more elemental.


Italy, Tuscany, Rosso di Montalcino

Rosso di Montalcino is a DOC than encompasses the exact same area as the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, the difference being that Rosso de Montalcinos require only one year of aging. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Montalcino, both the DOC and the DOCG, are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, appellation status Montalcinos are entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975.


Red Wine, Sangiovese, D.O.C.

This red grape is largely grown in central Italy. As the sole component or in a blend, it gives us Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Morellino and Super Tuscans, among other favorites wines. The name is derived from the Latin for “blood of Jove.”