“a star is born” – vignavecchia <br/>the cru by san polo:<br/>only 1000 bottles produced
10 July 2019

“a star is born” – vignavecchia
the cru by san polo:
only 1000 bottles produced

Vignavecchia at San Polo faces west, on a sublimely-beautiful hill where biodiversity reigns supreme. With the utmost respect for the rhythms of nature, 30-year-old vines with a deep root system yield San Polo's iconic Brunello, whose ambition is to represent not only a territory that is supremely suited to the cultivation of Sangiovese, but also of one of its best clones.
The peculiarities of the vineyard, the exposure, the gradient and the organically poor soil, confer particular concentration and complexity on the grapes. After the harvest, the grapes are left to macerate for about a month in tonneaux, after which the wine is aged in wood for a period of 30 months.
Thus is how Marilisa Allegrini describes the latest wine produced by San Polo: "It was the month of November 2006, a cold day but with an incredible light. Mount Amiata was in front of me, Castelnuovo dell’Abate on the right towards the horizon. The land, cultivated with incredibly meticulous care, made the area look like a picture-postcard, and I immediately fell in love with the place, its views, the well-aligned rows and that soil with its marl (galestro), which is typical of Tuscany's most supremely suited vineyards. That was the first time I saw San Polo. Going down towards the house on the right, the part of the Estate called Vignavecchia appears: vines twisted and gnarled by the passing years and by the constant wind that had beaten down on them from a young age, standing proudly on that meagre, limestone soil. The selection of Brunello Vignavecchia from San Polo, of which I am particularly fond, comes precisely from this plot. The altitude here in summer is able to mitigate the excessive heat and maintain aromatic freshness and good acidity; here the work in the vineyards and in the cellar complete the task, making it possible to see our dream come true. Or, more precisely, 1000 dreams come true, equal to the number of bottles produced."