San Polino Helichrysum Brunello DOCG 2015
- Rich, full-bodied
San Polino is the first biodynamic estate in Brunello, and they’re a subscriber to the saying, ‘wine is made in the vineyard’. It shows. A tiny producer, they make this organic (biodynamic practices) red in old Slavonian oak, and age it for at least a couple of years. It’s brilliant, if still a little young. Brooding, but fresh, with black and blue fruits galore, tied down by red cherry-like acidity and fine, strapping tannins. Yet, there’s also layers of licorice and tobacco, along with a coffee bean-like energy and a raspberry-like simplicity. This simplicity belies the layers; polished yes, but complex and oozing potential. Long, perfumed, youthful. Age, decant. Love it long time.
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Winemakers: Katia Nussbaum & Gigi Fabbro
San Polino is owned and run by Londoner Katia Nussbaum and Luigi (Gigi) Fabbro from Friuli. San Polino was Montalcino’s first certified organic estate and is now run biodynamically. “We tend to make the wines first and think about how to sell them later,” says Katia. Decanter says: “The wines are joyful. They have depth and power and a wonderfully expressive complexity.”
“Ripe boysenberries, tar, chestnuts, orange peel, dried cherries and tobacco. There's a beautifu interplay between the more subtle notes and darker red fruit, and nothing's out of kilt to the ripeness. Lot's of powerful tannins take the full-bodied palate by storm, coating the mouth in layers of intense but fragrant red fruit and steamrolling this Brunello to a long chewy conclusion. This is a contrastive wine, built on the foundation of an intricate, wild tannin backbone, but framed in a vibrant and transparent package.”
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- 100% Sangiovese
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