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 particularly cold winter was followed by a breezy and rainy spring. In the summer the temperatures were close to ideal, punctuated by occasional rains which kept the plants at an optimal stress level. The ripening proceeded at a gentle pace, and low nighttime temperatures in late summer ensured a perfect expression of polyphenols in the grapes. Harvest began in early October, under great weather conditions, with sugars, acidity and polyphenols all having ripened to perfection.
Spontaneous, on indegenous wild yeasts in tronic oak vats
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 40 days post-fermentation
6 months battonage or less in french barriques, 3 years in large Slavonian and French oak barrels
This is an impressive wine with blackberry, currant and spice. Full body, chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A rich and structured young Brunello.cod. 19-100
Deep ruby. Beautiful pure cherry and raspberry nose. Brooding richness of fruit and a frightening amount of tannins makes it unapproachable for the moment, but this has vigour, energy and power. Super-tightly wound. (WS)cod. 18-40
Alluring scents of ripe plum, tobacco, underbrush, fragrant blue flower and a whiff of new leather set the tone. The taut tightly-knit palate delivers juicy black cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and baking spice framed in bright acidity and a backbone of assertive, fine-grained tannins.cod. 20-40
Rich, bright ruby. Very attractive smooth and dense nose, after mature, dark blackberries, somc elderberries and dark plums, complex. Rich and interwoven on the palate, shows fleshy plum fruit, after pickled cherry. It opens with dense, substantial tannins, surrounded by sweet sesame with firm pressure in the final.cod. 21-40