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 and rather wet winter was followed by an early, though slightly cool, spring. The summer was characterized by unusually high rainfalls and low temperatures, which delayed the ripening process. Late summer, however, saw an increase in temperatures, and San Polino avoided the last summer rains. Luck with the weather and rigorous selections of the grapes meant that we brought in an unexpectedly good harvest, even in this difficult year.
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
Evolved and complex, luxurious cherry fruit complemented by the toffeed sweetness of nougat and oak. Lovely structure and ageing potential. Drink 2020-2030. (Richard Baudains)cod. 34-100
Lustrous ruby. Savoury and deep red-fruit nose. Supple, gentle strawberry fruit with lots of coating tannins and completely intergrated acidity. Closes up on the finish, but there is more to come.cod. 35-40
Showing elegance and surprising structure for the cool, wet vintage, this delivers Marasca cherry, raspberry, licorice, tobacco and white-pepper flavors set against youthfully taut fine-grained tannins. Bright acidity lends balance and tension.cod. 39-40