SANTAGIULIA is an estate winery in Torrenieri in the Montalcino region of Tuscany. The land was originally purchased in 1959 by Gino Terzuoli. It was divided into two holdings, one for each son, Bruno and Lido. From his share Bruno created SassodiSole, and Lido created SantaGiulia. Santa Giulia is now run by Lido’s son, Gianluca Terzuoli (339.6282116).
ESTATE VINEYARDS / 18ha of vines, of which 6ha are for Brunello. 300 metres. Sandy clay soils.
ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC / 2004 Sweet style, hot finish, quite extracted too, aggressive tannin/acid at Benvenuto Brunello 24 Feb 2006. / 2012 6,600 bottles. Deep colour, plump black fruit, heavy/fat blackcurrant, unstable tannin perhaps, satisfying but a bit hard to drink at Benvenuto Brunello February 2014. / 2013 6,665 bottles. Bit of bake, plump, soft acid, drink up at Benvenuto Brunello 2015. / 2014 Easy, fresh, primary, tanky at Benvenuto Brunello Feb 2016.
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG / The oldest Brunello vines date to 1974. Newer clones were planted in 2000. / 1999 Debut. 3,000 bottles. / 2000 Evolved style, brownish, volatile at Benvenuto Brunello 18 Feb 2005. / 2001 Chocolatey, lacks a middle, fading at Benvenuto Brunello 24 Feb 2006. / 2009 6,600 bottles. Open cedar nose, rather simple, garnet colour already, unstable tannins perhaps? at Benvenuto Brunello February 2014. / 2010 6,665 bottles. Bit sweet and sour, rich, soft middle, decent at Benvenuto Brunello 2015. / 2011 Tanky, very exuberant, lots of fruit at Benvenuto Brunello Feb 2016.
SWEET WHITE WINES
Gianluca planted 4 rows of Malvasia near the house for Vin Santo for his mother Mirella.
Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia di Gianluca Terzuoli, Loc. Santa Giulia, I-53024 Torrenieri (SI = Siena), Italy / Tel+39 0577.834270 / www.santagiuliamontalcino.it