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San Polino,

Helichrysum

Sangiovese,
Tuscany,Italy,
2018
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  • Decanter: 95
  • Greg Sherwood: 93

£67.14

Bottle size: 750 ml,

In stock

Taking its name from an aromatic wild herb, the Brunello di Montalcino Helichrysum comes from the highest vineyards on the San Polino site. It is always elegant, opulent and structured.

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In The Cellar
Spontaneous fermentation, on indegenous yeasts in tronic oak vats. 6 months battonage on less in french barriques, 3 years in large Slavonian and French oak barrels.

In The Vineyard
South facing vineyard at 450 metres. Sandy loam and volcanic soil mix, with marl veins. A relatively rainy spring allows the plants and soil to recover a strong vitality, following the previous year's dry conditions. Due to these conditions, much work was required in the fields to keep the exhuberance of both the vines and the vuineyard ecosystem under control. August is hot, but not to the extreme levels of previous years, and the grapes ripen correctly. Harvest takes polace at the beginning of October, the grapes are healthy and beautiful, with correct sugar levels, high acidity and relatively high concentration.
"Opening slowly, it's as equally distinct in fragrance as its sister bottling - though more Mediterranean in temperament. Lavender and scented broom mingle with pepper, expanding with sumptuous tannins that hem in plentiful fruit, perky acidity that keeps it lively, and a long and violet-tinged finish. It definitely carries the stuffing and structure for ageing."- Decanter, 95 points. "Always one of my favourite wines among the new Brunello releases, the certified organic Helichrysum Brunello 2018 is an extremely attractive offering with plenty of perfumed immediacy to the aromatics filled with violets and dried rose petals, ripe black orchard fruits, black currant and a wild cherry kirsch liquor complexity. Wonderfully succulent and elegant, this cuvee always shows a seamless mineral laden concentration, youthfully fresh acids and a delicious orange and tangerine peel-tinged persistence that melts into spicy, earthy red and black cherry fruits on the long finish. Classically proportioned with plenty of depth, you can drink this on release of cellar comfortably for another 8 to 10+ years." - Greg Sherwood MW.
Alcohol:14.5%