We are incredibly excited to again offer this incredible wine from the most Iconic and founder of Brunello Di Montalcino family, Biondi Santi. The Sassoalloro from the son Jacopo Santi is made exclusively with the Biondi Santi clone of Sangiovese which is the only winery to have access to this grape outside of Biondi Santi. The wine is made in a more approachable way using french oak which makes more drinkable thank Biondi Santi which needs a billion years in bottle! We also have for the first time their limited produced Sassoalloro, first vintage available of only the best fruit from their vineyard. The 2019 will need some age but will pay off in the end!
2018 JACOPO BIONDI SANTI SASSOALLORO
100% Sangiovese BBS 11
#047600 $38.95 wls 6X750ML spec
#047595 $75.02 wls magnums 3X1500ml spec
2016 for mags
100% BBS11 Sangiovese clone – the clone developed generations ago by the Biondi Santi family to produce forward, yet long aging, well-structured wines and the backbone to the family’s Brunellos.
The wine has a brilliant ruby red colour with violet tones. The nose is fresh, with red cherry, dried herbs, floral notes of sweet violets, a mild oakiness with a balsamic spiciness coming through. The palate shows purity of fruit, layers of ripe, sour cherry, dried herbs, some pepper, with a long, lingering finish. This is a fine, savoury wine which is drinking well now but will reward patient cellaring, as the estate suggests it will age gracefully for 25 years.
2019 JACOPO BIONDI SANTI SASSOALLORO ORO
100% Sangiovese BBS 11
#511199 $52.95 wls 6X750ML spec
Grape varieties: 100% Sangiovese BBS 11
From Biondi Santi’s Castello di Montepo Estate with vineyards located on the Etruscan Coastal area of Maremma, comes Sassoalloro ORO. The family is credited with starting what we now know as Brunello di Montalcino, and it is the family’s Sangiovese clone BBS11 which was the seed for all of this. This wine is 100% BBS11 Sangiovese clone.
The flagship wine for the Montepo estate is the Super Tuscan red named Sassoalloro. It was first produced in 1991 and to celebrate its 30th anniversary the family decided to create Sassoalloro Oro – a small production, single vineyard expression of their flagship wine. The 6 hectare vineyard named “Aia di Clemente”, is situated on a steep slope of highly stressed and low yielding vines.
It is a wine with a brilliant ruby red color, with shades tending to violet. The nose opens with fresh and fruity scents, enriched with pleasant notes of violet. In the mouth it is soft and velvety, with an extremely long finish. Overall, it is a very elegant wine, with an excellent longevity potential: from 20 to 30 years. The unmistakable flavor of BBS11 makes it a harmonious and complex wine.