There is a small 'nirvana' northwest of
Montalcino, where Luigi Fabbro and Katia Nuassbaum founded San
Polino nearly 30 years ago. Using Luigi's scientific experience of
mapping the Amazon rainforest they decided to try their hands at
"creating wines as complete reflections of the biodiversity of
their terroir" Katia explains.
This tiny estate of only 4 hectares now produces luscious and
balanced wines farmed bio-dynamically by this energetic couple who,
it is clear, pour all their heart and energies into these sublime
wines. Praised by critics and peers they have been described as
having "an incredible clarity and pureness of fruit that is
unequalled in the region".
The Brunello vineyards are surrounded by forests and
mediterranean shrubland, enhancing their incredible richness of
biodiversity. Work on the vines is done by hand, as is the harvest.
The winery is situated under the family house, where
spontaneous fermentations on native yeasts create wines which
are to be seen as true reflections of their terroir,
non-interventionist and in true respect of nature. They believe
that all life on this planet is linked by a single thread, forming
a myriad of wondrous interconnections which encompass all of us,
the soil, the vines and all of life at San Polino.
- Certified Organic