Vineyard: The heart and soul of the estate is its lovely clutch of top Brunello vineyards, which include the vineyards of Vigna al Lecchio, Vigna Curva, Vigna al Sasso, Vigna Bassa and Vigna All’ulivo, all of which sit between nine hundred and a thousand feet above sea level.
Orientation: South facing exposures (only Vigna all'Ulivo has a westerly exposure)
Soil: Galestro, alberese, iron rich, volcanic.
Viticulture: The vineyards are lovingly nurtured to produce the finest most natural fruit possible using Biodynamic pratices. Hand harvested.
Vinification: The cellar regimen at Stella di Campalto is designed to treat the wines as gently as possible to retain the individual vintage characteristics of the wines. In this regard none of the modern cellar parlor tricks such as cultured yeasts or extraction enzymes are used during the vinification. Also, there is no pumping of the wines in the cellars, as everything is handled by gravity in the three stories of cold cellars under the property
Aging: The Brunello is aged in 15L and 17HL casks for eighteen to twenty-two months. The bottling is all done by hand.
Production: 12,000 bottles produced.
Notes: The Brunello of Stella di Campalto is made to emphasize the beauty and finesse of the Sangiovese grape. Cherry, tobacco, spice and minerals along with a sensual texture make this a very captivating expression of terrior and varietal.
Bright red. Enticing aromas of sour red cherry, minerals, porcini and aromatic spices. Quite fresh in the mouth, with seamless flavors of sour red cherry and berries lifted by bright acidity and nicely framed by ripe tannins. Finishes savory and extremely long, with a repeating note of porcini and a complicating hint of vanilla.