Biondi-Santi, located south-east of Montalcino, has 26 hectares of vineyards, some of which are over 80 years old. The Biondi Santi family is at the origin of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation. It was, in fact, Clemente Biondi, who for the first time in 1865 gained international recognition for a wine named Brunello, and the estate still keeps a few treasured bottles of the first wine officially labelled Brunello di Montalcino, from 1888, in the cellar. For 7th generations the Biondi Santi family has ensured the excellence of this historic brand, producing Brunello Annata and Riserva of rare finesse and longevity, known to defy the century mark. The Brunello Biondi-Santi is a testament to the unique terroir at “Tenuta Greppo”, where high-altitude, terraced vineyards with a poor, galestro-rich soil and the family’s own Sangiovese clone “BBS11” give forth grapes which excel in balance between fruit, structure and acidity. “BBS11” (Brunello Biondi Santi 11) is, in fact, the only official varietal clone which bears the name of a producer.