Helichrysum 2016
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

98 points James Suckling: "Wow. This is really complex on the nose with black cherries, mushrooms, dried flowers and cedar. Some crushed stone and dry earth or tile. This is full-bodied and very layered with wonderful depth of fruit and creamy tannins. It’s focused and serene. Try in 2024 and onwards."

18.5 points Jancis Robinson: "Lustrous deep ruby. Huge depth on the nose, yet contained at the same time. Perfumed cherry with salty, minerally notes and a hint of damson. Lush, tangy and succulent on the palate with polished tannins adding chew and a fine grip. Very long with lots of juice and fruit, but without going over the top. (WS)"

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Vintage
2016

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
A cold winter was followed by a relatively fresh spring, with occasional rainy spells, and balanced temperatures in the summer, with great temperature variations. Occasional bad weather never compromised the grape quality, but rather provided the plants with the perfect amount of rainwater, and led to no significant issues. A combination of fresh and dry nights in late ripening allowed to achieve a perfect maturation.

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 lees in french barriques, 3 years in large Slavonian and French oak barrels

Alcohol content
14.5°

Br16H

Data sheet

Year
2016
Wine
Brunello Helichrysum