Helichrysum 2015
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

€66.00
No tax

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..."

Quantity

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Vintage
2015

Wine typology
DOCG

Grape
Sangiovese

Vineyard altitude
450 m

Terroir
South facing vineyard at 450 metres. Sandy loam and volcanic soil mix, with marl veins.

Weather

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.

Fermentation

Spontaneous, on indegenous yeasts in tronic oak vats

Maceration
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 40 days post-fermentation

Wood ageing
6 months battonage on less in french barriques, 3 years in large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Production
3000 bottles

Alcohol content
14.5°

Br15H

Data sheet

Year
2015
Wine
Brunello Helichrysum