Brunello, a red wine of great power and elegance, is the ultimate expression of Sangiovese, characterized in Montalcino by a dark brown tint and unique, intense aromas and flavours. One of the best known, most sought-after and longest-lived wines in the world, it is an iconic Italian wine and a symbol of excellence. At San Polo, the Allegrini estate in Montalcino, our Brunello is the result of tremendous love and respect for the land and an ethical decision, uniting expertly-crafted quality and sustainability.
Brunello di Montalcino is vinified in concrete tanks with long macerations to extract the noble components of the skins. It ages for 24 months in small Slavonian oak barrels (1,000 litre capacity) and in 500 and 600 litre-capacity French oak barrels. This is followed, as set out in the Brunello production regulations, by ageing of a least 6 months in bottle before release on the market.
A deep ruby red colour with garnet hues, on the nose it reveals very complex notes of prunes, ripe cherry and small red berries, along with violet, aromatic wood and balsamic hints. On the palate it is warm, with a close-knit, full-bodied texture, and a long finish with well-defined tannins.
Red meat, furred and feathered game, mushrooms and truffles. Excellent with cheese such as mature Tome, Parmigiano Reggiano and Tuscan pecorino. Serve at 16-18°C and open a couple of hours before serving.