Taking its name from an aromatic wild herb, our Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum comes from the highest vineyards on the San Polino site. It is always elegant, opulent and structured.
South facing vineyard at 450 metres. Sandy loam and volcanic soil mix, with marl veins.
A mild winter and a warm spring with little rainfall meant vines developed ahead of schedule, but with contained vigour. In late spring, rainfalls followed by sunny dry weather accelerated growth, whilst a dry and breezy August, complete with fresh nights, ensured perfect ripening of the grapes. We began harvesting at the end of September, in fantastic weather conditions.
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