2010 Jacopo Biondi Santi Sassoalloro
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 92
  • WS 91
  • JS 90

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In Stock: 23 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2017
The 2010 Sassoalloro is a distinctive red blend with a firm mineral vein that runs straight through. Dusty tones of crushed granite and pencil shavings emerge immediately from the bouquet. Once they lift, they reveal... The 2010 Sassoalloro is a distinctive red blend with a firm mineral vein that runs straight through. Dusty tones of crushed granite and pencil shavings emerge immediately from the bouquet. Once they lift, they reveal subtle fruit tones that recall wild raspberry and red currant. Added notes of spice and tobacco round off the finish. The finish is medium and the wine should evolve over the next five years. - Monica Larner
WS 91
Wine Spectator, December 2014
Dark and concentrated, this red displays blackberry, plum, smoke and spice flavors. Supple and balanced, with a long, saturated finish of dark fruit and spice. Drink now through 2020. - BS
JS 90
jamessuckling.com, October 2014
I like the berry and chocolate character to this wine with a medium body, fine tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2015 but delicious now.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2010
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Jacopo Biondi Santi

The prestige of Brunello del Greppo dates back to the 19th Century with the story of Clemente Santi who began making wine using 100% Sangiovese. He passed on his wine knowledge to his nephew Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who, after the phyloxera in the second half of the 1800s, isolated a clone of Sangiovese that gave birth to wines of extraordinary longevity. In 1888, Ferruccio produced the first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino from this clone.

The entire estate includes 47 hectares of land, but only 25 hectares are dedicated to plantings of Sangiovese Grosso. The oldest vines, totaling 5 hectares, date from 1930-1970. Only the best grapes are destined to the production of Biondi Santi Brunello - those from vineyards at least ten years old are for the Annata, and those at least twenty-five years old for the Riserva. Marled soils with heavy stones have been always preferred by the family with southern, southeastern, eastern, northeastern and northern exposure. The yield per hectare is kept low at 3-5 tons per hectare. Current production rarely exceeds 80,000 bottles, including about 10,000 bottles of Riserva made only during exceptional harvests.

Franco Biondi Santi, oenologist, learned the subtle art of vinification from his father, and has continued to run the Greppo Estate, with its unequalled collection of Reserve bottles. He has increased the production of Brunello del Greppo from the 4 hectares cultivated until his father’s death, to the current 25.

The future continuity of Greppo is represented by Franco’s two children: Jacopo, with his vivid imagination in relation to wines (firmly convinced of the typical character of Brunello del Greppo), and Alessandra (involved in promoting the estate).