14 November 2023

Our San Polo 2020 Rosso di Montalcino has been chosen as a Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine of 2023 – rank # 72.

Our San Polo 2020 Rosso di Montalcino has been chosen as a Wine Spectator Top 100 Wine of 2023 – rank # 72.

The Rosso di Montalcino 2020 was included in Wine Spectator's TOP 100 list, Bruce Sandeson describes it like this: «This lithe, elegant red is signaled by a burst of raspberry aromas and flavors. Shows iron and earth details as this firms up, before stretching out on the lingering finish. Drink now through 2027".

Through blind tastings performed by Wine Spectator’s editors, these 100 bottles were chosen from over 9,200 wines. Selections are based on four criteria: quality (based on score), value (based on price), availability (based on the number of cases made or imported into the U.S.) and the “X-factor”—a compelling story and excitement behind the wine.

Being listed in the top 100 of Wine Spectator, the world’s leading authority on wine makes us all very proud.

Riccardo Fratton, San Polo winemaker, comments on the news as follows: “Rosso di Montalcino is a different interpretation of Sangiovese capable of representing and expressing the great terroir of San Polo. Recognitions like this make us appreciate even more the commitment and passion we put into our work every day. It's a great emotion and a stimulus to continue with enthusiasm and satisfaction."

Another element of great proudness is the fact that only two wineries of Montalcino have been listed in the top 100, us with Rosso and Argiano with the Brunello, what a magnificent result!

Respect and valorisation of wine has always been a mantra for Marilisa Allegrini as demonstrated, in San Polo, by the meticulous process of parcelling out the vineyards which has allowed and still guarantees to respect and valorise the peculiarities and uniqueness of each plot. Age of the plants, type of soil, degree of exposure to the sun: these are the factors considered for the parcellation of all sixteen hectares of the vineyard.


These beautiful results arrived precisely in the days dedicated to the Benvenuto Brunello 2023 event, which is another reason to celebrate!