Santa Giulia is an estate winery in Località Santa Giulia in Torrenieri in the north-east of the Montalcino region of Tuscany. The land was originally purchased in 1959 by Gino Terzuoli. It was later 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.
Estate vineyards: 18ha of vines, of which 6ha are for Brunello. The oldest vines date to 1974. Newer clones were planted in 2000. 300 metres. Sandy clay soils.
Rosso di Montalcino DOC: 2004 Sweet style, hot finish, quite extracted too, aggressive tannin, acid (Anteprima 2006). | 2012 6,600 bottles. Deep colour, plump black fruit, heavy blackcurrant, unstable tannin perhaps, satisfying but a bit hard to drink (Anteprima 2014). | 2013 6,665 bottles. Bit of bake, plump, soft acid, drink up (Anteprima 2015). | 2014 Easy, fresh, primary, tanky (Anteprima 2016).
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG: 1999 Debut. 3,000 bottles. | 2000 Evolved style, brownish, volatile (Anteprima 2005). | 2001 Chocolatey, lacks a middle, fading (Anteprima 2006). | 2009 6,600 bottles. Open cedar nose, rather simple, garnet colour already, unstable tannins perhaps (Anteprima 2014). | 2010 6,665 bottles. Bit sweet and sour, rich, soft middle, decent (Benvenuto Brunello 2015). | 2011 Tanky, very exuberant, lots of fruit (Anteprima 2016).
Sweet white wines
Gianluca planted 4 rows of Malvasia near the house to make a Vin Santo for his mother Mirella.
Azienda Agricola Santa Giulia di Gianluca Terzuoli
Loc. Santa Giulia, 48
I-53024 Torrenieri (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.834270 | www.santagiuliamontalcino.it