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San Polino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2018, DOCG, Tuscany (6x75cl In Bond)

£372.00

Price per case of 6x75cl bottles In Bond (duty and vat charged after shipment)

ABV: 14.5%| Grape: Sangiovese| Location: Montalcino, Italy | Case Size: 6 Bottles | Vegan | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Full-bodied, corpulent, thick and juicy, with structured ripe tannins and balanced acidity, long, persistant finish.

Try with Roast or grilled vegetables and mushrooms, grilled meats or strong cheese.

6 in stock

Description

Luigi Fabbro and Katia Nuassbaum meticulously tend just 4 hectares at this small nirvana North-West of Montalcino. Praised by critics and peers they have been described as having “an incredible clarity and pureness of fruit that is unequalled in the region”.

From the “Helichrysum” vineyards at San Polino to the south-east of Montalcino at 450m altitude, they use organic and biodynamic agriculture, and permaculture as a model for spraying microorganisms and specialised funghi onto the foliage, highly specialised pruning and foliage management, all worked by hand.

The Riserva is only produced in vintages that will make wines with a potential 20-30 year life-span. Harvest is in early October, then a 3 day cold maceration, sponteous fermentation on native yeasts in tronic Slavonian oak vats 35hl and a 45-60 day post fermentation maceration, aged in French barrique on the fine lees.  Total ageing about 4 years.

‘Unique aromas of dried flowers and sandalwood with ripe black cherries. Breath-taking. It’s full bodied yet rather agile and weightless with fine dusty tannins that float across the palate. Wonderfully done for this difficult vintage. Gorgeous and delectable now. From organically grown grapes. Drink or hold.”
James Suckling – 96 Points, Nov, 2021