The pink lights of the ancient walls, custodians of precious wines, exalted by a photographic technique that can be likened to painting and watercolors.
The production of wines that best met the needs of the market, without however clashing with the image of Brunello di Montalcino, was the project that led Jacopo Biondi Santi—the last generation of the family that invented Brunello—to purchase the Castello del Montepò estate situated in Maremma to the south of Grosseto in the 1990s. Jacopo Biondi Santi began to produce Sassoalloro, a new interpretation of Sangiovese, obtained from the same type of grapes as those used for Brunello, but processed in a new way, to create a wine that is ready immediately. Other "crus" came after the firstborn, such as Schidione, first harvest in 1993, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Jacopo's words are: "Brunello di Montalcino was born from an idea my great-grandfather Ferruccio had, a man who, before becoming a viticulturist, had fought alongside Garibaldi at Bezzecca in 1866, when he was just seventeen. He was no conformist and had a free and rebellious temperament. And I hope I've taken after him to some extent."