Vintage: 2011
Bottle sizes: 1.5 L
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Brunello Di Montalcino
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Sangiovese
Biodynamic: Certified
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 bottling is all done by hand.