San Polo

Country: Tuscany - Italy

Region: Montalcino Tuscany


San Polo Collection


Governo Toscana IGT Price € 17.50

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The traditional wine-making method known as ‘Governo all’uso toscano’ consists of a slow re-fermentation of the wine with the addition of partially-dried grapes. During the delicate ‘appassimento’ period, the bunches have to be kept perfectly healthy so as to produce grapes that are highly concentrated and maintain the wholesomeness of the fruit intact.

Sensory features: Intense ruby red in colour with violet hues. Aromas of red berries, which the specific vinification technique underpins with hints of dried fruit and jam. With considerable structure, soft tannins and a long and lingering finish. The second fermentation using dried grapes confers a slightly sweetish sensation. This is an intense, warm wine with a full and rounded mouth-feel.

Technical notes

Grape varieties: 80% Sangiovese; 15% Merlot & 5% Canaiolo

HarvestManual harvest carried out in the second half of September

VinificationPressing and de-stemming of the fresh grapes in September, pressing and de-stemming of partially-dried grapes at the beginning of November.

Ageingin second-use French oak barrels for 10 months, in steel vats for 2 months and in bottle for another 2 months

Best served: This original wine combines the sweet edge of a ‘raisined’ wine with the structured tannins of Sangiovese. These characteristics ensure its versatility: it is excellent with full-flavoured first courses, with meat sauces, but also with matured and marbled cheeses. Its ideal pairing is with game, accompanied with fruit-based sauces and chutneys.

Serve in large glasses at 18° C, opening the bottle an hour prior to consumption.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Rosso di Montalcino DOC Price € 26.20

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Rosso di Montalcino represents a valid alternative to ‘Brunello’ and combines a particular vivaciousness tanginess and freshness with a well-crafted structure. This wine is best enjoyed young, but has good ageing potential.

Sensorial features: Brilliant ruby red in hue. The nose unfolds to reveal aromas of small fresh berries and a trace of maraschino cherry, melded with hints of blackberries and black cherries and followed by a hint of vanilla. It is a very fragrant wine of good intensity, warm and supple, with a medium structure and balanced tannins. On the palate, the wine is suitably dry and sinewy, yet fresh with a persistent aromatic finish. It naturally accompanies typical Tuscan cuisine with its bold, authentic flavours, such as pasta and risottos made with mushroom or truffles, pork, grilled meats and medium-flavoured cheeses.

Serve in large glasses at 18° C, opening the bottle an hour prior to consumption.

Technical notes
100% Sangiovese Grosso 

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Bottle Size: 750 ml

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Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Price € 60.30

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Our Brunello from San Polo has a lengthy ageing potential and can further improve with extended bottle ageing. This is due both to the characteristics of the soils on which the grapes are grown – the calcareous content provides ideal conditions for Sangiovese – and the position of the vineyards on the beautiful hills at San Polo.

Sensorial features: Intense and bright ruby with garnet highlights, this wine reveals typical aromas of violets and small red berries. There is a distinctive aroma of woodland undergrowth, aromatic wood, and a light vanilla and preserved fruit, followed by a subtlenuances of coffee. The nose is intense, persistent, broad and ethereal. The wine is warm, with a densely-woven and robust texture, while the finish is persistent with roundly-def ined tannins. The wine’s elegance and harmonious personality allow it to pair well with highly structured cuisine such as red meats and game accompanied by mushrooms and truffles. It is ideal with matured cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan Pecorino.

Serve in large glasses at 18-20° C, opening the bottle two hours prior to consumption.

Technical notes
100% Sangiovese Grosso 

Alcohol content: 14.5%

Bottle Size: 750 ml & 1.5 ltr

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