San Felice‚Äôs 2003 Brunello di Montalcino Campogiovanni opens with sweet aromatics that lead to sensations of over-ripe, candied fruit, leather, and spices. Very early suggestions of more advanced aromas and flavors lead me to believe that this supple, accessible Brunello is best enjoyed over the next few years Wine Advocate 88 points
|In 1984, San Felice purchased Campogiovanni, located in Montalcino. The estate's 49 acres
of vineyards are planted entirely to Sangiovese, with 35 dedicated to Brunello and 14 to
Rosso. Some vines were already present when the property was purchased, but many more were planted during the 1980s. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 820-984 feet with a south-southwest aspect. This position allows it to benefit from the mild breezes that come in from the Mediterranean, which keeps the humidity from accumulating. The vines are planted on medium textured, largely silty sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. The terroir provides a steady, yet slow-paced ripening, which is favorable
to producing vines of significant qualitative integrity. The wines of Campogiovanni are produced with the intent of allowing the wines to express all their potential.