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 was followed by an unpredictable spring, where colder than usual days slowed down initial growth. The temperatures picked up in the summer, and late in the season it was very warm dry, with very little rain, which allowed the grapes to ripen gradually and consistently. Particularly in September, night temperatures were often low, favouring acidity and overall elegance. Harvest was in early October.
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