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The most interesting bottle is, without major doubts, that of Biondi-Santi’s Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 1888, the first Brunello produced in history: after the creative intuition of Clemente Santi, who introduced the fermentation of Sangiovese Grosso in purity and the aging in large barrels, his grandson, Ferruccio Biondi Santi, was the first to label a wine with the official name of Brunello di Montalcino. In the vault of Tenuta Il Greppo – “La Storica” ​​- just two bottles are kept, one, however, kept for decades in the private cellar of the restaurant “La Baita” in Rome, quoted between 8,000 and 10,000 euros, is the absolute protagonist of the online auction “Vini Italiani” in Wannenes (whose Wine & Spirits department is followed by Gelasio Gaetani d’Aragona), from today to May 17th.

Speaking of the great classics of Tuscan wine, among the 203 lots, there are also two bottles of Sassicaia 1985 by Tenuta San Guido (quoted 2-3,000 euros), six bottles of Brunello di Montalcino “Pegasos” 2005 Case Basse by Gianfranco Soldera (1,900-2,200 euros) and six bottles of Ornellaia 1997 (700-900 euros). From the Langhe, on the other hand, the six bottles of Barolo Cannubi S. Lorenzo – Ravera 1999 by Giuseppe Rinaldi (1,200-1,600 euros) stand out, five bottles of Barolo 1968 by Bartolo Mascarello (700-900 euros), six bottles of Barolo Granbussia 1974 by Aldo Conterno (600-800 euros), five bottles of Barolo Cascina Francia by Giacomo Conterno 2004 and 2005 (600-800 euros) and two bottles of Barbaresco Sorì Tildin 1970 and 1971 by Gaja (400-600 euros).

The second part of the Wannenes auction, on the other hand, which lasts, from today to May 18, brings under the virtual hammer of the auction house the best of French wine, including Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne, and spirits, for a total of 414 lots. Not to be missed, a bottle of Romanée-Conti 1966 by Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, quoted between 3,000 and 4,000 euros, a bottle of Petrus 1967 (1,500-2,000 euros), a bottle of Krug Close du Mesnil 1982 ( 1,000-1,500 euros), seven bottles of Dom Pérignon Cuvée Vintage 1976 (550-750 euros), a bottle of Echezeaux Grand Cru 1962, Domaine Leroy (500-700 euros), just to name the most popular lots.


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