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May 2018

Greppone Mazzi Greppone Mazzi

Greppone Mazzi

Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
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Color: Ruby red with garnet hues.

Aroma: Intense aromas of ripe plums, cassis, and maraschino cherry with notes of incense, cocoa, sweet tobacco, and spicy black pepper.

Tasting profile: The palate is full-bodied with an elegant and complex structure. The tannins are persistent and pronounced yet rich and smooth. Very well balanced with red fruit, chocolate, and sweet tobacco on the long finish.

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Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino is a rich, intensely flavored wine that begs for rich and hearty dishes such as rack of lamb, seared duck breast with grilled portobello mushrooms, or cinghiale (wild boar ragu) over pasta. It's also a perfect complement to cheeses such as pecorino toscano and taleggio.

Only the finest, hand-harvested grapes are used to produce Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino. To ensure the best quality possible, yields are limited to two and a half tons per acre. After completing malolactic fermentation to add velvety texture, we age the wine in large oak casks (792-1,585 gallons) for about 36 months, which is 12 months longer than required by Italian law. The wine rests another six months in stainless steel tanks, is bottled, then ages an additional eight months before we release it.

Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino is the quintessential Brunello - traditional, elegant and deeply rooted in the terroir of Montalcino, a small hilltop village in southern Tuscany. This wine is crafted from a specific clone of the Sangiovese grape called Sangiovese Grosso, locally referred to as Brunello, or 'little dark one.' Famous for its power, longevity and elegance, this grape produces a wine which excels not only in structure but also in finesse. Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino exemplifies the philosophy of Ruffino's estate wines: century-long winemaking expertise coupled with artisan control over every step of production from vine to bottle. The label depicts an ironwork star that graces an ancient cistern on the Greppone Mazzi estate.

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Greppone Mazzi

Greppone Mazzi Estate

Our Greppone Mazzi estate lies east of the medieval and picturesque town of Montalcino. Greppi is Italian for 'rugged slopes' - the ideal name for the rugged slopes of the region. In the courtyard of this estate's 18th century villa sits an ancient cistern that is adorned with a distinct ironwork star. This icon symbolizes the heavenly ambitions of winemakers, and is depicted on the label of the Estate's sole wine, Greppone Mazzi Brunello di Montalcino.

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The secret to producing the best Tuscan wines means access to the best vineyards. With this philosophy in mind, Ruffino has a collection of estates in Tuscany‘s most important wine appellations.

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Today, more than 140 years after its founding, Ruffino continues to express the history and heritage of Italy with every bottle of wine.

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Winemaking Philosophy

Ruffino wines reveal themselves without coaxing or manipulation. This is the essence of our traditional approach to making wine.

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