Our Brunello di Montalcino comes from a lush loamy field on the northern slopes of Montalcino. Full-bodied and structured, it has been described in glowing terms as being fruity, opulent, corpulent, luxurious and delicious.
Lush field on the slopes of Montalcino, with strong clay and marl elements. Good ventilation and sun exposure ensures optimal ripeness each year.
The winter saw cold night-time temperatures but rarely below freezing. This was followed by an early spring with many days of bright sunshine interspersed with at least 7 days rain per month, very good for the soils and replenishing water for the vines. Summer started early with a warm June, hot July and August following through to the end of September. Luckily at San Polino we caught the few storms that there were, with no hail damage. The rain bought relief to the vines, giving them strength for their last lap before harvest.
spontaneous, on indegenous yeasts in tronic oak vats
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 30 days post-fermentation
3 years 6 months in large Savonian oak barrels
Ruby red in colour. Red cherry, blackberry, refined floral aromatics. Balanced but with energy. Harmonious. Great finish.
Tasted blind. Mid to deep ruby. A nose that is still a little closed on the fruit but with lots of interest. Minerally notes. Slow to reveal itself on the palatte, too. At this stage more savoury than fruity, but it is brooding and the fruit needs time to come out. Sensationally balanced.
A wonderful expression of Brunello with orange rind, citrus and red cherries, but there's also an overlay of riper, roasted herbs and incense. Medium to full body, ripe but very structured tannins and a very flavorful palate with lots of dried nutmeg and spice undertones. Everything is where it should be, in balance.
Shiny, intense ruby red. Intense nose with rich notes of ripe plums and blackberries. Firm and full-bodied in color, dark berry fruit, opens with thick, dense tannins.
Ripe berry, tilled soil, new leather, iris and balsamic aromas merge with chopped herb on this vibrant full-bodied red. The palate is still young and tight, showing wild raspberry, dried cherry, star anise and tobacco while a hint of orange zest closes the finish. It's youthfully austere and will age well for years. Drink 2020–2032.
Deep, lustrous ruby. Brooding richness on the nose. Mouth-filling, bitter sweet tannins and supple tangy fruit.
Bright ruby red. Raspberry syrup, milk chocolate, violet and mocha on the fresh nose. Silky smooth, intense and very ripe; lively but harmonious acidity energizes the raspberry, floral and sweet spice flavors. Finishes with mounting but polished tannins and noteworthy length, not to mention intriguing floral perfume. Still very youthful, this needs time to develop fully and show all it can really give. (IA)
Baked plum, crushed violet, dark spice and wild berry aromas are front and centre. It,s full bodied and youthfully austere, showing marasca cherry, tobacco leaf and star anise set against taut tannins and bright acidity. Give it time to fully develop.
A dark and brooding Brunello with lots of blackberry and blueberry character. Full body, a wealth of fruit and a flavourful finish. Kir-like. Made from biodinamically grown grapes.
Deep ruby. Intense and a little balsamic with a touch of leather. With aeration, pure cherry and raspberry. Fragrant, perfumed, cherry and raspberry palate with perfectly integrated acidity. Gorgeous chew and length. (WS)