San Polino Helichrysum Brunello di Montalcino
Garnet on the rim. Dried fig, plum compote, chocolate - definitely a black- olive edginess to this one. Brooding nose. Wow. Rich, roasted fruit, deep notes - this is the doublebass to the violin of the classico. An opera of a wine. Layered and unfolding and sonorous. Dark chocolate- covered cherries. Dried cranberries. But despite all that weight, the acidity vibrating through like a current.
Azienda Agricola San Polino
This tiny 0.5-hectare estate in the world-renowned Rosso di Montalcino appellation has vineyards planted on sunny, south-facing slopes. An almost constant southern breeze coming from Monte Amiata maintains a fresh and healthy climate. The well-drained soils are a mixture of sandy loam and clay loam, well suited to the sangiovese grape.