Aromas of sliced citrus, cherry and flowers follow through to a medium body, with creamy tannins and crunchy fruit at the finish. Lovely combination of fruit and acidity. Very drinkable now but will age nicely.
94/100 punten punten
Luminous, radiant ruby red. Shows itself in the nose finely fragrant, of ripe red berries, rose hips, a hint of dried citrus fruit, plus fine wood and some delicate leather spice. Polished and tightly woven on the palate, with a gently creamy entry, comes in many layers, powerful and with a clear, precise length.
The Rosso’s fruit comes from estate vineyards in Tenuta Greppo to the south-east of Montalcino, Ribusuoli just below, and Pievecchia to the north of Montalcino. Aged in Slavonian oak for 12 months. A bright ruby colour in the glass, this is immediate and fragrant, offering dried rose, cherry blossom, cigar leaf and dried herbs. The palate is gentle but characterful, with lightly pithy tannins and bright acidity to prop up layers of sour cherry and rosemary. Good finesse, focused length. A good introduction to Biondi-Santi’s style.