Rainy spring and June, dry July and August. Harvest began on September 17 with a dry and cold course.
The 2009 Brunello was produced with 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 vines over 10 years old, including older ones that are usually destined for Riserva production.
The 2009 Brunello was aged 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels. It has benefited from a very long bottle aging.
Elegant and deep, the 2009 Brunello is a true “gentleman’s” wine with a bouquet of underbrush and red fruits, underscored by warm balsamic sensations and elegant hints of flint. The palate is striking for its statuesque vertical structure and vibrant freshness, while the finish delivers sweet notes of tobacco and leather.
THE YEAR 2011
A rainy June was followed by a rather dry July and an extremely dry August and September. The harvest began on September 8.
The 2011 Brunello was produced with 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.
Brunello 2011 is aged 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels. It has benefited from a long aging in the bottle.
A warm and enveloping vintage, the bouquet of Brunello 2011 is an enchanting blend of generous fruity and floral notes, including hints of black cherry, blood orange and wildflowers. The muscular but elegant structure is contradistinguished by a nice savory freshness and silky tannins that lead to a warm, lingering finish.
THE YEAR 2015
A majestic vintage where structure, elegance and freshness combine to create something special. 2015 was a warm and low rainfall year with high temperatures from May to August, which allowed the vines to achieve excellent ripeness, giving perfect grapes for very high-class wines. We started the collection on September 21.
The 2015 Brunello was made from a selection of Sangiovese Grosso from the estate vineyards.
The 2015 Brunello was aged 3 years in Slavonian oak barrels.
Sunny notes of fruit in the 2015 Brunello speak of a hot vintage. A sweet and fragrant fruit, not opulent, dominated by cherry aromas, typical of high hill Sangiovese. A fruit that rests delicately against a background of herbs such as thyme, rosemary and, lightly, licorice root. On the palate, the persuasive structure reveals velvety tannins, followed by the usual sensation of freshness that has always distinguished Biondi-Santi Brunello, ensuring a beautifully balanced taste experience. The very long finish surprises with its distinct savoriness – a sign of the gastronomic personality of this Brunello. For the first time in its history, Biondi-Santi has produced both 750 ml and Magnum sizes for this vintage.