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San Polino, Tuscany

There are records of vineyards for this small family farm dating back to 1581

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
  • Biodynamic