Vintage: 2015

VintageProduct CodeFormatClosureAvailability
2015SP606W156 x 75Natural CorkAvailable
Producer

San Polo was purchased by Marilisa Allegrini in 2006, who has since invested heavily in the estate. This investment is now evident in the ever-increasing quality of the wines. Situated in the eastern part of Montalcino, the San Polo estate comprises 22 hectares of which 16 are planted under vine. They produce classic wines, with a bit more weight than those made in the north of Montalcino. The winery has been certified sustainable, by the respected Casa Clima organisation, since 2013. It has also been organic certified from 2017 and vegan certified from 2019.

The Brunello di Montalcino is a fine example of this regions modern style, rich and cedary with fine-grained tannins and excellent length. The Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a step up in quality and illustrates why San Polo is often considered to be one of Brunello’s top producers. They also produce two Brunello’s released only in the best vintages. The single vineyard ‘Podernovi’ is an energetic, elegant and deep expression, hailing from one of the most beautiful and iconic vineyards in Montalcino. The ‘Vignavecchia’ hails from 30 to 40-year-old vines in a western-facing vineyard, planted on galestro soil. It is intense and complex and has great potential for lengthy ageing. The Rosso is delicious and offers fantastic depth for the price, while the perfumed Rubio is made from a blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

Vineyards

The Podernovi vineyard is a three hectare single vineyard site with excellent south-east exposition situated at 450 metres above sea level. Here, the vines planted in 1990, have found their perfect habitat with a soil rich in galestro and minerals, with a good presence of clay, giving grapes that are extremely concentrated.

Vintage

One of the best vintages in the last twenty years. The entire growing cycle of the vine took place under the best possible conditions. A cold winter with frequent heavy rainfall and low temperatures gave way to a dry spring with temperatures slightly above average, enabling uniform bud burst and perfect flowering. Showers in the summer months were scarce but fortunately heavy, which made it possible to carry out sustainable and environmentally friendly pest and disease management. Hot, sunny days with excellent day-night temperature variations enabled the bunches to achieve ideal ripening by the end of September: the berries were perfectly healthy, and acidity was high, despite elevated sugar concentration. The harvest of Sangiovese, which ended by the end of the month, delivered perfectly healthy grapes with a very thick skin, a prerequisite for long macerations and for wines with great ageing potential.

Vinification

Harvest was carried out by hand. On arrival at the winery, the grapes were carefully sorted and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in 25 hectolitre Slavonian oak vats at temperatures of up to 30°C for about 30 days. Malolactic fermentation took place in 20 hectolitre casks. The wine was aged for 30 months in lightly toasted 40 hectolitre casks. Finally, the wine rested in bottle for six months before release.

Tasting Notes & Technical Details

In the glass, this wine is ruby red with light garnet reflections. The nose is enticing with floral aromas of violet, cyclamen and jasmine, along with notes of fresh fruit and spicy hints. On the palate, it is well balanced, with good structure, bright acidity and silky tannins. The finish is long and lingering.

Alcohol (ABV)

14.5%

Acidity

5.9 g/l

Residual Sugar

1 g/l

pH

3.49

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