The story of Brunello del Greppo begins with Clemente Santi.
The prestige of The Greppo dates back to the 19th Century, with the great wine culture of the family that owned this Estate, whose terroir has an extraordinary vocation for Sangiovese.
Clemente began making wine using 100% Sangiovese and passed his wine knowledge to his nephew Ferruccio Biondi Santi, who, after the phyloxera came in the second half of ‘800, isolated a clone of Sangiovese that gave birth to wines of extraordinary longevity. In 1888, Ferruccio produced the first bottle of Brunello di Montalcino.
The current production rarely exceeds 80,000 bottles, including about 10,000 bottles of “Riserva,” only made after exceptional harvests.
The Rosso di Montalcino "White Label" comes from the younger Sangiovese-grosso-vineyards (between 5 and 10 years old) of Greppo Estate. It also ages for 12 month in Slavonian oak casks and it is a wine ready to drink, young and fruity. Both wines have a quite intense ruby red colour, typical and intense perfume, they are dry, warm, tasty and lightly tannic