*6R* 2012 Biondi-Santi "Annata" Brunello di Montalcino (Tuscany, IT)

Weight: 6R

Varietal: Sangiovese

Region: Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

Biondi-Santi is the acknowledged first estate of Brunello, from first isolating the elite clone of Sangiovese, to being the first to orient the winemaking toward quality and age-worthiness. The family were the first to market Brunello worldwide, and oversaw Montalcino's naming as Italy's first DOCG appellation.

Always one of the top Brunellos in their vintages, the 2012 exhibits the true Sangiovese flavors of sour cherry, leather, pipe tobacco and balsam notes, with a distinct sense of history overarching it all- Biondi-Santi is a historic estate, and Brunello's ultimate reference point.