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 relatively mild winter was followed by the early onset of a hot spring with much rain. This led to an early growing season, with very vigorous growth. Late summer was very hot, and meant he grapes ripened earlier than usual, with particularly high concentrations. Harvest began at the very end of September.
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
A firm, chewy red with lots of dried-berry, grape and floral character. Green tea and tobacco. Full and intense. Structured. Needs a few years to soften: better in 2018.cod. 61-80