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.
A relatively rainy spring allows the plants and soil to recover a strong vitality, following the previous year's dry conditions. Due to these conditions, much work was required in the fields to keep the exhuberance of both the vines and the vuineyard ecosystem under control. August is hot, but not to the extreme levels of previous years, and the grapes ripen correctly. Harvest takes polace at the beginning of October, the grapes are healthy and beautiful, with correct sugar levels, high acidity and relatively high concentration.
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
[Susan Hulme] The San Polino estate lies directly to the south of the town of Montalcino in one of the original growing zones for Brunello. Winemaker and owner, Luigi Fabbro originally from Friuli and his English wife Katia have always made a friendly, fruity, enjoyable stye of Brunello but in recent vintages their wines are getting better than ever. The 2018 San Polino Brunello shows very good fruit concentration and well-integrated oak. Aromas of woodsmoke, cream, and sweet spice are gently wrapped around ripe, dark cherry fruit. On the palate this Brunello has all the firmness and assertiveness of all that you could wish for but the tannins are refined and harmonious and the wine is delivered with plenty of appealing aromatics and charm.cod. 81-100
This has a gorgeous nose of rosemary, tobacco smoke, cherry stones, raspberries, peaches, cinnamon stick and five spice. Layered and seductive, with a full body and firm, very fine tannins. Persistent firmness and focus. From organically grown grapes. Try this in 2024.cod. 86-60
Lustrous ruby. Sour cherry, raspberry, pine and iron hints, but still rather subdued on the nose. Pure and focused on the palate and with proper concentration to it. Great balance and with rustic tannic bite on the finish. Can be approached now, but much more is to come. (WS)cod. 89-60
Ripe red berry, new leather, truffle and botanical herb aromas take center stage on this fragrant, fabulous red. Full-bodied and delicious, the palate is a seamless combination of structure and finesse, delivering juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and hints of mocha framed in velvety, enveloping tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced.cod. 83-40
San Polino’s classic bottling hails from a five-hectare plot in the northeast of Montalcino. The relatively flat vineyard sits on deep clay soil. In 2018, harvest of ripe grapes began on 23 September to avoid botrytis. A flinty reductiveness lingers from recent bottling, however a few swirls unlock exotic hints of smoky incense, cumin and cardamom. Crunchy red fruits pack the core, melding effortlessly with appetising acidity. Fleshy, tactile tannins give a hearty punch, but this isn’t a heavyweight bruiser. It should be drinking beautifully by the time it hits the shelves - and beyond.cod. 85-20
Pale ruby red in colour. Super concentrated bouquet of rose petal, violet florals and dried lavender.White cherry, plum, pomegranate, Loganberry, orange peel and balsamic notes come and go. Metallic minerality. Cool entry. Elegant body. Saline infused energy. Harmonious with precision. Loiters on the close.cod. 92-20