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Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum San Polino 2013

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One Line Description Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum San Polino, Biodynamic wine, very limited stock, single vineyard wine, complex, rich, outstanding wine.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country Italy Italian
Region Tuscany, Italy
Producer San Polino
Vintage 2013
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Sangiovese Grosso, Brunello Morellino
Alcohol 14.5% abv
Terroir complex composition of sandy loam with a high content of rock material, marl, interspersed with clay, friable shale and red ferrous earth high in mineral substances
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation 35 months in Slavonian oak
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Decades!
Production Detail Biodynamic, long skin maceration, fermentation and ageing in vats of Slavonian oak, virtually no sulphites.
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan, Unfined, Unfiltered


Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum San Polino, Biodynamic wine. In 1991, Luigi, Fabro and Katia bought the house with 5 hectares of land and 400 olive trees. They had no neighbours as the last inhabitants moved away 20 years ago and they were left surrounded by nature and all its diversity to create their small artisan wine farm. Natural production was an obvious choice, with only 2.5 hectares in Brunello and 1 hectare in Rosso di Montalcino, they were certain they were going to maintain the integrity of the land and the richness of the 'Terroir'. From the outset their natural Brunellos and Rosso were met with high acclaim. They are classic in style and the elegance matches the power. Brunello like any fine wine should have drinkability and yet so many of the wines from the area lack this. San Polino's finesse is its great strength. We managed to get hold of just 3 bottles of the amazing 2010 vintage, a wine which received 100 points from Robert Parker. Despite his decreasing influence, any wine which gets 100 PP is still got to be of the highest quality. Just a couple of bottles of 2008 left.

This farm can be dated back to 1581, though current winemakers Luigi Fabbro and Katia Nussbaum bought the 5 hectares in 1991 complete with 1.5 hectares of olive trees, in Montalcino (Tuscany). After years of renovation and working the land to produce 2.5 hectares of Sangiovese they released their first vintage in 2001, and they have been a soaring success ever since. A big factor in their success is down to their obsessive attention to maintaining a strong, thriving ecosystem, believing in the interdependence between human and vine. They introduce insects and microorganisms to the terroir to promote biodiversity, and these complex interactions make the soil so healthy that each vine can be individually cared for, without synthetic fungicides, herbicides or pesticides. The winemakers’ involvement with a biodiversity mapping project of the Brazilian Amazon was a big informant on deciding to work this way. All the work is done by hand. The terroir itself is on a south-facing slope of 22 per cent, over the valley of the Ribusuoli River at 400 to 450 metres above sea level. This means sunshine all day round, with a soft southern breeze from Monte Amiata, which helps ward off fungal infections. The various soil types on the estate include those rich in clay, sand and red earth.

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