Stella di Campalto 2015 Rosso di Montalcino
If I had to nominate just one producer as being the most exciting in Montalcino, it would unequivocally be Stella di Campalto.
Stella is a relative newcomer, having established this estate in Castelnuovo dell' Abate in 1992. In a short space of time she has elevated her wines to the very pinnacle of quality in this region. In my opinion she makes wines to vie with those of Gianfranco Soldera, whose wines Stella's also closely resemble in style as well as quality. I can't think that there is another producer who is making wines with such depth, beauty and richness. For the moment we have just one wine, her 2015 Rosso, which you could be forgiven for overlooking as being just another Rosso, but this is quite an extraordinary wine. Rich, complex, mineral, with an almost Grand Cru Burgundy presence about it. Musigny comes to mind.
Since 2002 she has converted all her vineyards to biodynamics, and is also certified organic.