Tasting 11 Vintages of Biondi-Santi

Bruce Sanderson
Issue: October 31, 2012

The Biondi Santi family is credited with creating what wine lovers now know as Brunello di Montalcino. Beginning in the late 19th century, the winery's founders first focused on a wine from red grapes, then isolated strains of the indigenous Sangiovese variety and developed an aging regimen that resulted in the prototype for modern-day Brunello. More than 100 years later, their wine remains the benchmark for traditional-style Brunello di Montalcino. Wine Spectator's Bruce Sanderson explains.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands October 2, 2012.

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