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San Polino, Rosso Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2021

Product code: 3741
San Polino, Rosso Di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy, 2021

Producer Profile

There is a small 'nirvana' northwest of Montalcino, where Luigi Fabbro and Katia Nussbaum 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".

Viticulture

Organic and biodynamic farming, with an ethos of permaculture for managing the vineyard. Hand grown with specialised pruning to allow the growth of just the right amount of juicy yet thick skinned grapes on each vine, hand harvested in fields lying to the south-east and north-east of Montalcino at 450 m and 350m altitude respectively, in fields where no chemicals have ever been used.

Winemaking

Harvested in early October by hand. 3 day cold maceration then spontaeous fermentation in a mixture of large oak barrels and stainless steel. 21 days further maceration on the skins and following pressing spontaneous malolactic fermentation in stainless steel.

Oak Ageing

Time: 6 Months
Type: 38 hl tronic oak
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None

Tasting Note

Bright violet with lively reflections. An opulent nose of blackcurrent, blackberry, black cherry, violet and sun-baked earth and minerality of sedimentary saline rocks, in the mouth bright and lively, zesty and full with good length on the finish.

Food Matching

This is a wine to be enjoyed on its own or to accompany full-flavoured dishes.

Technical Details
Varieties:
Sangiovese 100%
Vegetarian Vegan Biodynamic Certified Organic
ABV:
14.5%

Closure:
Natural cork

Colour:
Red

Style:
Still wine

Case Size:
6 x 75cl