Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
95 points James Suckling: "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."
17+/20 points Jancis Robinson: "A nose that is still a little closed on the fruit but with lots of interest. Minerally notes [...]. At this stage more savoury than fruity, but it is brooding and the fruit needs time to come out. Sensationally balanced."
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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
- Brunello Classico