2020 Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepo 'Sassoalloro' Toscana IGT

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2020 Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepo 'Sassoalloro' Toscana IGT

Sassoalloro is pleasant, particularly soft and balanced, with extremely silky tannins.

Tasting Notes

It shows a beautiful compact ruby red color and at the opening it spreads hints of black pepper and fruity notes of blackberry and cherry in alcohol, combined with floral aromas of violet, graphite and earthy hints. The taste is decidedly full and responsive, with great balance.

2020 Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepo 'Sassoalloro' Toscana IGT

Jacopo Biondi Santi Castello di Montepò Sassoalloro is a bright, dynamic Sangiovese with an impressive pedigree. The name Sassoalloro (first vintage 1991) references a volcanic boulder on which legends have been built. 

Producer

The Biondi Santi family has earned a place in the tradition of Italian wine thanks to the lively and passionate inventiveness that has distinguished it since the very beginning. The roots of this brilliant adventure go back to the 1800s, when Ferruccio Biondi Santi planted the first Montalcino vineyard with vines of a selected clone of Sangiovese, called Sangiovese Grosso or Brunello: it was the first step towards a new way of making wine that would soon in the history of Italian wine. Today it continues to improve under the leadership of Jacopo with the future secure thanks to help from his children, Tancredi, Clemente and Clio.

    Biondi Santi is the historic cellar that has its roots in time and has marked the history of Brunello di Montalcino; a brand that has become the owner of several estates in the magical terroir of China, including that of Castello di Montepò near Pancole, where the Sassoalloro grapes are grown, a grandiose version of pure Sangiovese Grosso that oozes territoriality from every drop.

    The Wine

    A wine, in some ways, new to the tradition of Biondi Santi. Fermented and aged for about 14 months in Tronçais oak barriques, a short period that comes out of the company schemes which provides for long aging. A wine to drink practically immediately, but with a life potential that can reach 15 years.

    Specifications

    Year 2020
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Sangiovese Grosso
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content  14%
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle
    11.3 units
    Type Red Wine
    Food Matches Pair with red meat dishes such as lamb, pasta in herby tomato sauces or any Tuscan foods. Ideal with aged cheeses too and perfect in combination with finocchiona and excellent with sausages and beans.
    Aging Potential Now or up to 15 years
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Origin Maremma, Tuscany
    Appellation Tuscany