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Jacopo Biondi Santi Sassoalloro 2016

Jacopo Biondi Santi Sassoalloro

2016
Tuscany (Italy)

Castello di Montepò is not only one of Tuscany's most picturesque fortresses, it's also the birthpla...

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Details for Jacopo Biondi Santi Sassoalloro 2016

Type

Wine Red

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content

13.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

Castello di Montepò is not only one of Tuscany's most picturesque fortresses, it's also the birthplace of the Biondi Santi family's latest project, the same lineage that laid the foundations for production of the legendary Brunello di Montalcino. Here in the Maremma, land of the Morellino (the name given to the Sangiovese grape in this region), Jacopo Biondi Santi has grown this variety on the excellent lands which the winery owns in the hills, at a height of between 300 and 450 metres above sea level and on soils rich in loam and clay, but also in limestone and fossils.

Sassoalloro is the emblematic wine in the Biondi Santi range, fruit of the development of a Sangiovese clone in the hands of this family for over 200 years. A masterpiece of Italian winemaking that exhibits on the nose a perfect balance between the pleasantness of the notes of violets and red forest fruits and the austerity of its aromas of earth and undergrowth.

As a result of judicious ageing for 14 months in French barrels without toasting, the elegance and the powerfulness too come together on the palate. With a velvety texture and a delightful smoothness, the Sassoalloro's balance is centred upon a good structure which augurs longevity. An enveloping and elegant Sangiovese, with the style and perfection that we have become accustomed to from the Biondi Santi family's other winery, Greppo.

Food pairing

Caciucco / Pecorino di pienza / Pasta ricotta e pomodorini / Cannelloni ai finferli

Tasting notes

  • ViewRosso rubino / Riflessi purpurei / Tenue
  • Bouquet:Frutti rossi / Frutti di bosco / Sottobosco / Violetta
  • Mouth:Fruttato / Morbido / Vellutato / Agile

Recommendations

  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 16ºC and 18ºC

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by: Max Erkes (01/04/2019) - Vintage 2015

Der kleine Biondi Santi

Einen Vergleich mit dem Brunello di Montalcino von Biondi Santi möchte ich nicht machen, dennoch ist dieser Wein durchaus zu empfehlen. Die Sangiovese Traube liefert eine feine Säure , welche dem Wein eine angenehme Frische vermittelt.

by: Roberto (04/01/2017) - Vintage 2012

Rapporto qualita' prezzo eccellente

La cantina dice gia' tutto: Jacopo Biondi Santi. Il Sassoalloro che al naso si apre con sentori freschi e fruttati. In bocca risulta morbido e vellutato, con un finale estremamente lungo. Nel complesso è un vino molto elegante, con un ottimo potenziale di longevità. Per le sue caratteristiche, questo vino è ideale in abbinamento a carni rosse, arrosti e selvaggina.Un ottimo vino con un rapporto qualita' prezzo ECCELLENTE.