Biondi Santi Brunello di Montalcino 1995 Tenuta del Greppo
The “Vintage” is produced from the vineyards of the “
“, of sangiovese, aged from 10 to 25 years.
The “Vintage” ages for 36 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
The key characteristic of Brunello del Greppo Biondi Santi is longevity ; the “Annata” type can age from 20 to 40 years.
Uncork and drain the bottles a bit about 8 hours before tasting.
Serving temperature 18° C.
THE YEAR 1995
A not very cold winter and a moderately rainy spring, which saw a smooth start to the growing cycle, was followed by a warm and generally dry summer, characterized by 2 restorative rains in mid-month. The beginning of September was rainy, while the second half was again hot and dry, leading us to slightly postpone the harvest, which began on October 3, to give the grapes a chance to reach full ripeness.
The 1995 Brunello was made from the Sangiovese Grosso clone BBS11 (Brunello Biondi Santi 11), identified and selected by Biondi-Santi at Tenuta Greppo in the 1970s. For this Brunello, grapes were used from vineyards between 10 and 25 years old.
The 1995 Brunello was aged 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels. It has benefited from a very long bottle aging.