Brunello di Montalcino - San Polino - Helichrysum - 2013 - Organic - Tuscany - Italy
The Somerset Wine Co
Brunello di Montalcino San Polino is fruity, fresh and pure, a gorgeous, sensuous expression of Sangiovese with real concentration and superb balance in spite of the alleged lightness of the vintage. It can be aged, but it is hard to resist now, hitting this very rare, sweet spot where a wine is ready to drink while having the bones to age further. This wine shows the strength and character of the San Polino terroir.
The fruit is harvested early in October, there is a cold 3-day maceration, followed by a spontaneous fermentation on native yeasts in oak barrels, a 45 day maceration in total after which the skins are pressed, followed by a one month spontaneous malolactic fermentation. Finally the wine spends 3 years aging in large Slovenian and French oak casks before bottling by hand in the winery. 5% of the barrels are new.
Amazing complement to roasted or grilled vegetables, meat, mushrooms, and full-bodied cheeses.