BIONDI SANTI

Tenuta Greppo
Franco Biondi Santi

villa greppo 183
53024 montalcino
siena - italy

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XXIII “Ricolmatura” of the bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Biondi Santi - Tenuta Greppo Riserva
Due to the passing of Mr. Franco Biondi Santi, it has been decided not to perform the "Topping off" of the bottles of Brunello di Montalcino Biondi Santi Riserva scheduled on June 1st 2013. Instead, it will be performed on June 2014.
23 May 2013
Brunello di Montalcino 2006 Annata
We would like to inform all our clients that starting from June 1st 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Tenuta Greppo - Biondi Santi 2006 Annata will be released on the market.
07 Jun 2011
www.biondisanti.it
The new Tenuta Greppo - Biondi Santi web site in now on-line
03 Dec 2009
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THE LABEL OF BRUNELLO BIONDI SANTI

The bottles are all stored without labels, because they can spend up to decades in the cellar and the packaging would deteriorate. It would also be necessary to make changes to comply with specific laws. Consequently the bottles are labelled only when the time comes for their release for sale.

The labels have undergone various changes over the years.
These are the most significant:
The oldest is that of 1917, sold at auction by Pandolfini, of which we have only a photograph of the bottle.

From 1927 to 1945, all the bottled wine was packaged with the labels of Biondi Santi e C.
   
The label with the current features (black background with the family crest in the centre and ivory-coloured wording) has been used, albeit in different versions, since 1945 (also using it to label every bottle of Brunello ever created). This label was designed by Tancredi Biondi Santi in conjunction with an artist friend of his, Vittorio Zani, from Siena.
   
  The first version existing in the Greppo archives is the following (we can see how the term “Brunello” was highlighted, because only Brunello Biondi Santi was sold at that time. When other producers began to make Brunello in the early 60s, Tancredi Biondi Santi drew attention to the “brand”, over and above the name of the wine)
Subsequently, from 1960
 
 
   
  At the same time, “Brunello Greppo” was made on the Greppo estate, and this was to be the third Brunello after the Reserve and Vintage (more or less corresponding to today’s Rosso di Montalcino)
 
 
   

Since then there have been no great changes, only adaptations to comply with the laws, indicating that it is a DOC wine.
In 1975, the bottle capacity was increased by law from 0.72 litres to 0.75 litres and since the 1980 harvest, Brunello has been able to boast the DOCG mark.



To today’s label:
The Reserve lunettes have always been the same:
   
In 1958, the Vintage lunettes were the same as those used today   
   
Those of the 1961 Vintage:      
   
Those of Vintages 1955 to 1959 and 1964 to 1969 were kidney shaped      
   
Those from 1970 to 1991 indicated the year of the grape harvest and the bottle number
 
   

like those used today with the addition of the word “Annata” (Vintage)