We have been a long-time follower of Stella di Campalto's wines as they offer lots of similarities with Burgundy Pinot's and they are amongst the most elegant Brunello di Montalcino in our minds. Stella di Campalto's winery, Podere San Giuseppe, has a history dating back to 1910. It fell into abadonment during WWII and her family purchased the estate in 1992 and resuscitated the property, and since then, Stella di Campalto has been overseeing the viticulture and winemaking there. She began practicing organic farming in 1996 and then biodynamic farming as well in 2002.
Located in the southeast of the appellation in Castelnuovo dell'Abate, all their vineyards are among the top Brunello vineyards and all sit between 900-1000 feet above sea level, generally facing south, thus offering the perfect nurturing grounds to produce some of the most natural fruit, which are then very gently treated in the cellar to retain the individual vintage characteristics of the wines. All wines are bottled by hand and Stella often releases her wines much later than other producers of the same - usually at least one year after. Her wines are often commented to be unique among the wines of the appellation in which they usually have a delicate, aromatic quality that is not often found in Brunello.
Today we are pleased to bring to you a small parcel of Stella di Campalto's Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008. It is some of the rarest Brunello di Montalcino thus extremely hard to source, most especially for back vintages. The 2008 vintage was awarded with 83 points by Antonio Galloni who doubted that people would be unable to pick out Stella's wine from other top-notch Burgundies in a blind tasting, and said that "there is an ethereal, lifted, intensely perfumed quality to the 2008 that reminds me of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair's wines." Only 12 bottles available, be quick to let us know if you wish to get a bottle or two! -
Stella di Campalto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
HK$2,200 per bottle
12 bottles available, ETA 4-6 weeks
93pts Antonio Galloni
One day, I would like to put Stella di Campalto's 2008 Brunello di Montalcino in a blind tasting with a handful of top-notch Burgundies and see how many people can pick this wine out. Sweet crushed flowers, savory herbs and cherries all waft from the glass. There is an ethereal, lifted, intensely perfumed quality to the 2008 that reminds me of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair's wines. The 2008 isn't a blockbuster, but it is very pretty.
Apart from the above, we are also able to offer the below from Stella -
Stella di Campalto Rosso di Montalcino 2014
HK$820 per bottle
24 bottles available, ETA 4-6 weeks
Subject to final confirmation.
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