Giulio Salvioni is a modern-day Tuscan traditionalist and the estate’s holdings are small with just 4 hectares. The single south-facing plot is kissed by the sun each afternoon, and kept in check by the 420 meter altitude. Giulio is devoted to his Sangiovese grosso vines, all officially classified as Brunello. The wines are as rare as hen’s teeth with annual production between 12,000 and 15,000 bottles. Inside the family’s humble cellar it’s all about tradition. Wines are aged in huge 2,000 litre oak casks from Slavonia (region in Croatia) and aging can be as short as the required two years, or even longer if the vintage demands it.
In most vintages Salvioni produces four casks of Brunello, which account for 12 – 13000 bottles. When quality is variable one or more of those casks is bottled early and sold as Rosso di Montalcino, and in exceptional cases, such as 2014, an entire vintage can be declassified as Rosso.
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Giulio Salvioni’s wines have long served as a testament to the complexity and elegance of which Brunello is capable. They thrive on spellbinding aromatics, finesse, and a nuanced, understated beauty. It is no surprise that they are some of the most aggressively hunted wines in the region. In good vintages the Rosso di Montalcino is almost as good as the Brunello, just a little lighter as it often comes from younger vines.