Biondi-Santi is possibly the best known name in the Italian wine world, being the family responsible for the development of Brunello di Montalcino in the late 19th century. Current winemaker Franco Biondi-Santi is wholly responsible for the wine, preferring not to rely on any high-paid enologist or passing trend to inform his style. The wines are extremely long-lasting, but surprisingly elegant, even in their youth. Typically, the winery makes a Riserva (made from vines older than 25 years), an Annata (made from 10 to 25 year old vines) and a Rosso di Montalcino (made from vines under 10 years). Depending on the vintage, grapes from a “higher” classification may be declassified to a “lower classification, meaning that in more difficult years the wines produced represent better value.
Enjoy with a rare steak or beef braised in a mushroom broth
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