Brunello di Montalcino
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.
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.
San Polo and Montluc
Grapes are hand harvested in small 17 kg crates towards the end of September.
750 / 1.5 lt / 3 lt
Soft crushing of the grapes after careful selection of the berries
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.
In concrete tanks
in oak casks
Wine SpectatorAt 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.
Wine AdvocateMid ruby with orange rim. A combination of sweet fruitcake and cherry and vanilla hints. Quite rich and dense. (WS)
Vini d'Italia del Gambero RossoThis 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
International Wine ChallengeA wine with fresh acidity and citrus-fruit character. Medium body with light tannins and a tangy finish.
International Wine CellarRipe 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.
Guida Oro i Vini di VeronelliA silky wine with pretty fruit of dried cherries and berries. Ripe tannins. It's caressing and delicious. Drink now.
Decanter World Wine Awards