In an orchestra our Brunello di Montalcino Riserva would be the cello, deep, resonating and powerful. Produced only in the best years.
450 - 470 m
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 indigenous yeasts, in tronic oak vats and stainless steel
3 days at 12°C pre-fermentation, 60 days post-fermentation
6 months in french barriques followed by 4 years in large Slavonian oak barrels
"Here is a Brunello with so much refinement and class combining cherry, tea and tobacco character. Full and so very polished. The length and intensity is fabulous. Incredibly powerful tannins that remain refined. Give it three or four years. Better after 2018 but fabulous now".cod. 52-100