Biondi-Santi Brunello di Montalcino Annata 2007
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|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
The "Annata" is produced from Greppo's Sangiovese vineyards between 10 and 25 years old. The "Annata" is aged 36 months in Slavonian oak casks. The basic characteristic of the Brunello of Greppo Biondi Santi is its longevity. The "Annata" type will age between 20 and 40 years. To allow the flavour to fully unfold, the bottle should be opened and a bit of wine poured out at least 8 hours before drinking. This wine pairs well with lamb, veal chops with mushroom sauces, stews and steak.
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is gorgeous. The estate's preference for picking on the early side is one of the factors that help balance some of the fleshiness of the vintage. This is an especially silky, supple Brunello from Biondi-Santi. The overt personality of the year comes through, but not at the expense of the house's style. Floral notes reappear to frame the elegant, expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2037.
Grainy tannins set the pace in this pure yet chewy red. Cherry and raspberry flavors are accented by tobacco notes, and there's sweetness on the finish. Elegant and refined, this should be approachable soon. Best from 2014 through 2025. 6,418 cases made.