• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Medium ruby red. Juicy dark cherries, rose petals, spicy herbs, mint and wild flowers. A wine with depth, silky tannins and a round, supple finish that will delight lovers of fruity Brunello. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This verges on cherry liqueur flavors, along with plum, spice and chocolate notes. Modern in feel, with a direct approach, yet has a firm, dense undertow and a lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      "Deep red. Woodsy nuances of underbrush and potpourri complicate aromas of cherry kirsch and licorice. Then youthfully chewy in the mouth, featuring red cherry and licorice flavors similar to the aromas. Finishes with lively acidity and repeating licorice notes on the long back end, which also delivers some alcohol-derived heat." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The Poggio San Polo 2013 Brunello di Montalcino offers bright and sweet cherry fruit that pops out with pretty intensity as soon as you lift the glass to your nose. This wine offers beautiful fruit definition and a snappy personality that sings loud and clear. So many Brunellos can taste flat and evolved, but this wine is jazzy and very lively instead. The wine is fermented in cement vats and later aged in large oak casks and tonneaux for two years." Robert Parker

      "Woodland berry, forest floor, exotic spice and tobacco aromas escape the glass. It's bright and loaded with finesse, delivering crushed red cherry, juicy cranberry, cinnamon and clove framed in taut fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity lends exquisite balance while a star anise note closes the lingering finish. I love the classic vibe on this—it's the best offering I've had to date from this dynamic estate." Wine Enthusiast

      "Aromas of plum, dried meat, flower and figs. Full body, velvety and chewy tannins. So much fruit and intensity. I love the generous fruit and form to this wine." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:96 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29152113 ·  0,75 l · 50,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      37,50 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2010

      San Polos Brunello Riserva from the top vintage 2010 leaves an excellent impression with intensity, harmony and elegance. Compact bouquet of ripe dark berries, inviting and clear. Very fruity on the palate, opens wide with polished tannin into a never-ending finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with a slight garnet shimmer. Fragrant and inviting nose, of goji berries, blackberries and sour cherries, some thyme. On the palate, dense, substantial tannin, shows itself very clear, flows calmly there, fine cherry, in the aftertaste firm bite." Falstaff

      "Licorice, toasted oak, espresso and mature plum aromas lead the nose on this structured, elegant wine while the concentrated palate offers mature black cherry, blackberry, licorice, coffee and star anise. Fine-grained tannins offset the chewy fruit." Wine Enthusiast

      "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva shows a darker side of Sangiovese, with plenty of black cherry, spice, anise, herb and tobacco. There is lovely depth and density throughout. Like all the San Polo Brunellos, the 2010 Riserva emphasizes fruit intensity, yet there is enough tannin and overall structure for the wine to develop nicely over the coming years. Sage, lavender and tobacco add the closing shades of nuance." Antonio Galloni

      "The 2010 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is an ambitious wine with a clear message that underlines a quality winemaking philosophy. The wine boasts a plump and rich personality that is flanked by a generous bouquet of dark fruit, spice, leather and tobacco. This is a standout Brunello from a classic vintage. That sense of fullness continues to the palate where the wine reveals especially firm tannins and extra fruit extraction. It will be fascinating to revisit this wine in ten years' time." Robert Parker

      "A mix of power and finesse, this offers black currant, cherry, licorice and tobacco flavors, backed by a lively structure. Shows a bit of heat on the finish, along with firm tannins and echoes of fruit and spice." Wine Spectator

      "Aromas of balsamic vinegar, plums, cherries, chocolate and dried mushrooms follow through to a full body, velvety tannins and a delicious aftertaste. I love tasting this." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29152310 · 0,75 l · 119,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping7 units available

      89,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2012

      Intensity, harmony and elegance - this is San Polos Brunello Riserva from the very good year 2012. Compact bouquet of ripe dark berries, inviting and clear. Very fruity on the palate, opens wide with polished tannin into a never-ending finale. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A slim version for the vintage, this linear red displays cherry, strawberry, floral and spice aromas and flavors. Sweet fruit holds the center, with refined tannins following up on the lingering finish." Wine Spectator

      "For the Riserva, a selection is made at harvest of the thinnest bunches with the smallest berries. It's a classy, polished example with a cherry and vanilla core offset by thyme, sous-bois and cedar notes. Layers of sturdy tannin provide a solid frame for the ripe fruit." Decanter

      "Aromas of ripe plum, underbrush, eucalyptus and star anise emerge in the glass. Polished and firmly structured, the palate delivers fleshy black cherry, strawberry jam, licorice and tobacco set against a backbone of youthfully assertive fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Dark red with some amber at the rim. Sweet red cherry, Asian herbs and woodsy underbrush on the nose. Enters rich and ripe, then slightly more angular and tart in the middle, offering red berry and cherry flavors that are less flinty and herbal than those of the 2013 Brunello from San Polo. Finishes with lipsmacking acidity and an austere quality. Really needs a few years in the cellar to round out. This will likely turn out to be a very good food wine." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "This is a darkly saturated Sangiovese with a very etched and precise fruit profile. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva offers immediate aromas of black cherry liqueur and pressed blackberry. Those berry notes are followed by spice, cinnamon and toasted coffee. This Riserva hits the palate with direct force and precision. It does not show the jammy or cooked notes commonly found in Sangiovese made in this hot vintage." Robert Parker

      "Reserved and cool for this opulent vintage with red fruits and delicate herbal notes. This is a concentrated and deep wine with a ton of dry tannins. Great balance, too. I love the long finish with its minty freshness." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29152312 · 0,75 l · 125,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      93,90 €
    About the winemakers
    San Polo
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    San Polo

    On the eastern slope of Montalcino lies the road that leads to Castelnuovo dell'Abate, which is located in Val d'San Polo Winery, located in Orca and accessible only via a gravel road. In 2007, Marilisa Allegrini and Leonardo Lo Cascio, the well-known dealer for Italian wines in the USA, had acquired the winery near the hamlet of Podernovi, which is equally convincing for aesthetes and environmentalists. The two winegrowers, who also successfully cultivate Poggio al Tesoro in Bolgheri in Tuscany, are pursuing the ambitious goal of developing the 22-hectare vineyard uncompromisingly into a world-famous winery. That's why they do their utmost to maximize the potential of the terroir.

    The new landowner's wife, who had already gained fame in Veneto - more precisely in Valpolicella, the cradle of the famous Amarone - and whose name is by no means unknown in Italy's wine industry, did not immediately start production, but first tested the soil and clones in detail. She also took a closer look at documentation on vine grafting. Today, outstanding plants thrive in the densely planted vineyard plots cultivated according to near-natural criteria at high altitudes. Half of the 17 hectares of vineyards are registered for Brunello.

    The ultra-modern cellar, completely underground and built according to bio-architecture guidelines, contains barrels of various sizes. The volume of the containers ranges from small barrique barrels to barrels with a capacity of 30 hectolitres. In malolactic fermentation, farmers prefer cement tanks to stainless steel tanks.

    The wines of San Paolo have in the past been featured in many magazines such as "Wine Spectator", "The Wine Advocate" and "Wine Enthusiast" with awards. For example, the Brunello years 2003 to 2007 were regularly rewarded with 90 to 95 points. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The acquisition of the estate by the Allegrini family ... has finally brought to the surface the full potential of these wonderful vineyards, which due to adverse circumstances could not be used by the previous owners."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1990
    • Owners: Marilisa Allegrini and Leonardo Lo Cascio
    • Oenologist: Nicola Biasi (consultant Carlo Ferrini)
    • Annual production: approx. 150,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 17 hectares
    • Natural cultivation