Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
97 points James Suckling: "Ripe boysenberries, tar, chestnuts, orange peel, dried cherries and tobacco. There's a beautifu interplay between the more subtle notes and darker red fruit, and nothing's out of kilt to the ripeness. Lot's of powerful tannins take the full-bodied palate by storm, coating the mouth in layers of intense but fragrant red fruit and steamrolling this Brunello to a long chewy conclusion"
17.5/20 points Jansis robinson:"Deep, almost ruby. Savoury-sweet, spicey nose with salty, minerally notes. Gorgeous, layered yet compact fruit..."
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South facing vineyard at 450 metres. Sandy loam and volcanic soil mix, with marl veins.
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, 40 days post-fermentation
6 months battonage on less in french barriques, 3 years in large Slavonian and French oak barrels
- Brunello Helichrysum