stella di campalto
TUSCANY | ITALY
Fifteen years ago, no one in their right mind would have ever predicted that the young Stella di Campalto would be one of the most exciting new producers of Brunello di Montalcino in the last decade. As one might expect from a Demeter certified winery, di Campalto works with as little intervention in her underground, gravity-fed cellar as possible, allowing fermentations to occur with ambient yeasts, and utilizing the least amount of sulfur dioxide she can manage. The wines are never fined or filtered, and the first few bottlings were even filled by hand, one by one. Di Campalto's wines vibrate with energy, and evince the dichotomy between delicacy and power that only the greatest Brunellos can manage convincingly.