Ruffino-Greppone Mazzi is an estate winery in Località Greppone in the Montalcino region of Tuscany, Italy. Its main wine is Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. The star portrayed in the bottle label of Greppone Mazzi Riserva is a stylization of a wrought iron star of an ancient well located in the eighteenth-century villa in the center of the estate. Ruffino has chosen this image as a symbol of quality and tradition for one of its most prestigious wines.
The name: The Greppone Mazzi estate in Montalcino takes its name from the area called “Dei Greppi”, the steep slopes that characterize the hills where it is located.
Vineyards: The estate covers 118ha of which 13ha are Brunello. The vineyards are in two distinct areas.
1) Greppi is in Località Greppone where the estate is based. This in the highest and coldest area (On soils of Eocene origin I think and at 400 metres). Wines of elegance and finesse.
2) Le Logge This is more temperate, southeast of Montalcino, near Castelnuovo dell’Abate (at Le Logge in Sant’Antimo). Wines with structure and vigour. Enzo Tiezzi told me on 09th April 2015 the Greppone Mazzi vines here lay below La Velona on the way to Monte Amiata Scalo. He said he also rents them vines–see Tiezzi).
Winemaking: The Brunello di Montalcino Greppone Mazzi ages three years in large oak barrels of 30 and 60 hectoliters.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC: Not made–all the grapes go into the Brunello.
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tenuta Greppone Mazzi: 2000 Decent, soft, some wildness (Anteprima 2005). | 2009 50,000 bottles. Openknit style, faily classic, high yields (Anteprima 2014). | 2010 20,000 bottles. Bit balsamic but OK (Anteprima 2015). | 2015 30,000 bottles.
Località Greppone Mazzi
I-53024 Montalcino (SI), Italy