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 perfect year in San Polino. Following a relatively wet winter, a cooler than usual spring delayed the onset of growth in the fields. Spring was followed by a beautiful summer, with scattered rainfalls and no temperature extremes. Significant temperature swings between night and day in late summer, favoured acidity and polyphenol development. A near constant breeze ensured grape health, and we bagan harvesting at the beginning of October, in great weather, the grapes having achieved an overall perfect maturation.
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
"Unique aromas of flowers such as violets, stones and roses as well as dark fruits. Incredibly vivid. Full-bodied, yet subtle and refined. Amazing beauty. Better in 2017 but so gorgeous now. Incredible complexity and character. From biodynamically grown grapes. "cod. 51-40