The prestige of The Greppo dates back to the 19th Century, with the great wine culture of the family that owned this Estate, whose terroir has an extraordinary vocation for Sangiovese. Clemente began making wine using 100% Sangiovese and passed his wine knowledge to his nephew Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who, after the phyloxera came in the second half of â€˜800, isolated a clone of Sangiovese that gave birth to wines of extraordinary longevity. In 1888, Ferruccio produced the first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino. The estate includes 47 hectares of land at The Greppo and 105 at Pieri. Only 25 hectares are cultivated vineyard of Sangiovese Grosso. The oldest vines, totaling 5 hectares, date from 1930-1970; 8 hectares from 1988-1989; 6 hectares from 2000-2001; the youngest vines were recently planted in 2004-2006.The current production rarely exceeds 80,000 bottles, including about 10,000 bottles of â€œRiserva,â€ only made after exceptional harvests.
Merlot and Sangiovese blend. Black cherry and coffee bean aromas. Ashy note which is explained by the Scansano (volcanic) fruit. Intense and commanding. Superb finish.
Nielluccio and Sangiovese blend. Classical Sangiovese aromas of rose and sage, tea and tobacco, gravel dust and red cherries. Medium-bodied, slender built, sinewy and mildly astringent, with brighter acidity and less alcohol than nowadays common in
A Morellino di Scansano of intense ruby hue with purple hues, scents of blackberries and ripe and concentrated berries softened by a soft hint of spices and flowers; the sip is again well fruity, pleasantly fresh and interwoven with measured ta