2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata
By Biondi Santi
The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi: A Testament to Italy's Wine Prestige
Imbibing the invigorating essence of 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi, one indulges in a vinous conversation with the scenic vineyards of Tuscany, a spectacle as entrancing as the labyrinth of flavour this fine Italian gem presents. This particular vintage represents a confluence of favourable climate and dedicated viticulture, thus promising a favourable asset for discerning wine investors.
Rainfall and Resplendence: The Climatic Narrative
The distinguishing charm of the 2011 vintage lies in its climatic vagaries, sculpting a unique narrative of nature's calligraphy in every sip. It was a year marked by generous spring rains complemented by balmy summers. The artful orchestration of these conditions is often associated with the plumpness and robustness found in the premium 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata.
Tasting A Travelogue: The Spectacle of Flavours
A sip promises an intoxicating soiree of lavish red cherries and wild berries, unwrapped in layers by nuanced hints of dried roses, sweet balsamic, and whispers of earthy truffles. The rustic charm is elegantly contrasted by structured tannins portraying proverbial Tuscan ruggedness refined through the sophisticated handling unique to Biondi Santi's craftsmanship.
Vintage Valiantly Voicing Value
Belonging proudly amidst the pantheon of prime vintages, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata is an investment gemstone amiable to both seasoned collectors and budding oenophiles. Its intricate layering of fruit and spice coupled with classic Sangiovese acidity ensures, what can be aptly described as, a novel worthy of many rereads. Its aging potential appears promising, promising a rendezvous with enhanced complexity and profundity.
Encapsulating the kaleidoscopic landscape of Tuscany in its bottle and providing a sensorial tour through one of Italy's most eminent winemaking regions, investing in the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata from Biondi Santi is akin to securing an orchestra seat at the grand opera that is Italian viniculture.
Obtain this vintage and join a tale where time and terroir combine to craft wines as valuable in their aesthetic pleasure as in financial merit - a testament to Italy's mastery in viticulture.
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Scores and tasting notes
Jacopo Biondi Santi was already making wine at Il Greppo when the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Annata was produced. His father, Franco Biondi Santi, would pass away in 2013 at the age of 91. The winemaking approach is unchanged despite the father to son transition. This wine shows extra richness and texture with focused fruit aromas that are graceful but also powerful. There are hints of ripe fruit with dried cherry and prune buried deep within the bouquet. In the mouth, this Brunello shows good structure and acidity with a slightly denser feel compared to past vintages.
Monica Larner - The Wine Advocate, 3 March 2016