Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino

DOCG

Brunello is a red wine of great power and elegance, the ultimate expression of Sangiovese. In Montalcino it is characterized by its reddish-brown colour and intense aromas and flavours.
At San Polo, the Allegrini estate in Montalcino, our Brunello is the fruit of tremendous love and respect for the land and a wine based on strong ethics, quality, and sustainability.

 

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Climate trend

The 2008 harvest was carried out in ideal weather conditions. After a rather wet but not particularly cold winter, spring was quite normal, both in terms of temperatures and rainfall. Intervals of rain continued until mid-June, while higher temperatures in June and July alternated with cooler temperatures and further showers.

Vintage rating

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Grape varieties

Grape varieties

Sangiovese 100%

Soil

Vineyard

San Polo and Montluc

Harvest

Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kg crates towards the end of September.

Bottle

Size

750 / 1.5 lt / 3 lt

Barrel

Vinification

Soft crushing of the grapes after careful selection of the berries

Ageing

30 months in 1000 L, 2000 L and 4000 L oak casks. This is followed by at least 6 months ageing in the bottle before it is released onto the market.

Fermentation

In concrete tanks

Malolactic fermentation

in oak casks

Awards

90

Wine Spectator

At this young stage, the 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is heavily imprinted by oak that needs more months of bottle aging before it finds a deeper level of integration. Aromas of exotic spice, Spanish cedar and sandalwood will move to the background as characteristic tones of dark fruit and balsam herb move forward. That latter set of aromas is already brewing steadily off sides, just waiting to move into the spotlight. This is a tight and masculine expression with a lively garnet-ruby color and delicate touches of plump cherry sweetness woven into the finish. The wine is at its infancy: Give it five year or more to complete its initial evolution. Drink: 2017-2025.
91

Wine Enthusiast

92+

Wine Advocate

Mid ruby with orange rim. A combination of sweet fruitcake and cherry and vanilla hints. Quite rich and dense. (WS)
2 bicchieri

Vini d'Italia del Gambero Rosso

This red exhibits graphite, briar and spice accents to the core of cherry flavors. Dense, with good energy and a lingering, sweet finish. Best from 2016 through 2028. 2,900 cases made. –BS
15

Jancis Robinson

91

James Suckling

Commended

International Wine Challenge

A wine with fresh acidity and citrus-fruit character. Medium body with light tannins and a tangy finish.
90

International Wine Cellar

Ripe cherry, currant and licorice flavors show accents of leather and tobacco. Elegant, yet firm and dense, coming together on the lingering, savory aftertaste. Best from 2015 through 2027. 4,200 cases made.
Super 3 Stelle, 92

Guida Oro i Vini di Veronelli

A silky wine with pretty fruit of dried cherries and berries. Ripe tannins. It's caressing and delicious. Drink now.
90

Falstaff

Silver Medal

Decanter World Wine Awards

91

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