San Polino 2014 – an unlikely odyssey

Katia Nussbaum and her friend Yasmin and son Leeam in fancy dress

Many will remember Katia Nussbaum’s coronadiary earlier this year and her earlier forensic and inspiring Biodynamcis – new approach needed? Here she tells the tale of one of the most difficult Tuscan vintages ever, and how a fancy-dress party ended in disaster.

2014 was an epic year and instrumental in carving the destiny of San Polino. The 2014 vintage gave us the courage and confidence to take out a huge loan which we used to reunify the previously fractioned 26 ha (59 acres) of land around our estate in Montalcino.

In 2015 we returned the poggio (hilltop) of San Polino...