Biondi Santi is vino royalty in Tuscany, having been responsible for isolating the clone of Sangiovese used to make Brunello. Sassoalloro is their well-known super tuscan, produced entirely from the Brunello clone of Sangiovese (BBS11) and aged for 14 months in French barriques. The wine has a brilliant ruby red colour with violet tones. The nose is fresh, fruity and intense with noticeable sweet violet notes. The palate is gentle and velvety and elegant. It is drinking well now but will reward patient cellaring.
Pair with various meats and roasts as well as saltwater fish
Third Party Reviews
The 2015 Sassoalloro is an earthy and savory wine that reveals the ripe and exuberant fruit that is characteristic of this warm vintage. Dark cherry and dried blackberry aromas segue to spice, leather, tar and tobacco. The wine is soft and lush in terms of mouthfeel, with more primary fruit flavors on the close. Score 90, eRobertParker.com, Nov 2017