Brunello di Montalcino

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.


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Climate trend

The 2018 Vintage was characterized by a trend that can best be summarized in a single word: calm. The harvest started on 20th September and ended on 5th October. From the outset, nature took its time; due to a harsh winter, the season started with a slight delay compared to the norm, and vegetative growth in spring was slow and steady, thanks to cool temperatures and heavy rainfall in May and June. The hot but never scorching summer and excellent temperature ranges enabled the vines to continue their development in a very balanced manner. This calm trend was subsequently mirrored in the harvest, which was among the longest in recent years. Nature took its time, and we like to be guided by its rhythms, so we adapted by arranging a phased harvest, according to parcels and sometimes even harvesting grapes from the same plot separately, so as to wait for the perfect ripeness of the lovely grapes that this vintage has bestowed on us. The wines have undergone fermentation in the cellar, again with the same calm that typified the entire harvest, which we are certain will also characterize the ageing period. We will wait to taste them, albeit impatiently, but know that by respecting nature’s rhythms we will appreciate them even more.

Vintage rating

Grape varieties

Grape varieties

Sangiovese 100%



The most historic vineyards of the estate


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

Malolactic fermentation

in oak casks



Wine Spectator

“Shows earthy, barnyard aromas that suggest a little reduction, giving way to plum, cherry, rose, juniper, eucalyptus and iron flavors. Reveals burly tannins that define the finish, which is compact and short. Decant now. Best from 2026 through 2046. 2,750 cases made, 1,000 cases imported.”  –Bruce Sanderson

Wine Advocate

A certified organic wine, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino display a savory character that accompanies the wine from start to finish over the palate and then some. There is a core of black fruit, but the real takeaway is that spicy contour of dark chestnut husk, acacia honey, tilled earth and toasted rosemary that fills the balloon of your glass. This Brunello finishes on a tart note and shows tannins that could use a few extra years to soften. This is a wine of medium-rich concentration, with 33,000 bottles hitting the market.” – Monica Larner
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Luca Gardini

South-eastern area of the denomination. Allegrini family’s project, that’s still relatively young but confirmed to the highest quality levels, like this 2018 vintage. Pomegranate to the nose, with touches of wild mint and juniper. The mouthfeel is marked by crispness, with brackish tannins and fruitymentholated return.

James Suckling

Aromas of sour plums, cherry stones, bark and iodine, with some dried herbs. So fresh, tangy and flavorful, with bright berry fruit and savory moss notes. Fine and integrated tannins. Medium body. All about balance. From organically grown grapes. Try in 2024.
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