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Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2015

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Brunello is often referred to as Italy's top Ambassador, and Altesino belongs to the elite league of Brunelli producers. Altesino, located in the eastern hills of Montalcino, Tuscany, is a leader in making first-class wines of elegance and finesse. They are known for significant innovations in wine production that position the winery as a reference point for the entire territory. Founded in 1970, Altesino is considered a historical winery of Montalcino.

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Altesino:
Altesino’s fascinating ageing cellars are situated within the historic walls of Palazzo Altesi, while advanced technical facilities for processes such as fermentation, ageing and bottling are located in a building set into the side of the hill overlooking the vineyards. Altesino has always been dedicated to producing top quality wines, which is why so much attention is devoted to every... Read more
Altesino’s fascinating ageing cellars are situated within the historic walls of Palazzo Altesi, while advanced technical facilities for processes such as fermentation, ageing and bottling are located in a building set into the side of the hill overlooking the vineyards. Altesino has always been dedicated to producing top quality wines, which is why so much attention is devoted to every single detail at every stage in production, marketing, communications and image. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Altesino Rosso di Montalcino

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2014

A very unusual nose, both bitter and herbal as well as creamy and buttery. Coffee, licorice and brewed tea come to the fore with air. Smooth in the mouth with black spiced berry fruit that is tight but simple. Shows pretty good length but nothing standouts. Pleasant and ordinary. 85pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.30 5
Vintage: 2010 02/18/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

Blackberry flavors. Thin feeling. Not bad, but I have had better at this price point. A little too much of an alcohol taste. Drink the day you open it. Not so good the second day.


Snooth User: Genovese
67045528
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/28/2011

Good smooth dad likes had it at Ethan's 8th party


Snooth User: Americo Valdes
115586898
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/30/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: RobertoPatriarca
138702503
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 07/30/2009

Mesmas uvas do Brunello sem os 4 anos em barrica. É mais frutado e com menos madeira. #3+


External Reviews for Altesino Rosso di Montalcino

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Vintage: 1997 05/22/2011

Bright, dark red. Complex nose melds cherry, sweet spices, herbs and woodsy, truffley underbrush. Juicy, brisk and penetrating on the palate, with highly aromatic but rather cool red berry and floral flavors. Very youthful wine, finishing with lovely length and lift, and late notes of currant, cherry and leather. The tannins dust the front teeth. Needs six or seven years of additional bottle aging.


External Review
Vintage: 1997 09/13/2011

...Altesinos medium to full-bodied 1997 Brunello di Montalcino boasts a dense ruby/garnet color in addition to aromas of creosote, new saddle leather, figs, plums, dried herbs, and white flowers. It is a meaty, complex, accessible, concentrated yet ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1997 05/22/2011

Dark garnet with a ruby rim. Lovely scents of plum, mocha and tobacco regale the nose. Sweet on entry, then nicely delineated, with flavors of plum jam, licorice, mint and tar. Plushly textured, with full fuzzy tannins, this medium-to-full-bodied wine exudes earthy undertones in the lingering finish.


External Review
Vintage: 1997 09/22/2010

The stunning, single vineyard 1997 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli, exhibits more new oak than its sibling, as well as more power, concentration, alcohol, and extract. A deep garnet color accompanies huge, sweet aromas of roasted herbs, red and blac... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 1997 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 1997 05/22/2011

The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino, a classic garnet in color, is logically more powerful and penetrating on the nose, with tobacco and leather along with the red fruit, and shows a sizeable and vigorous palate which will need a bit of time to fully smooth out its tannins. Drink: 2005-2015.


External Review
Vintage: 1997 05/22/2011

This relatively large estate continues to produce some of the most elegant, balanced, yet ageworthy wines in the district. Winemaking here is fairly straightforward, with an eye to preserving primary fruit and retaining the character of the terroirs. As at most of the more progressive estates today, the wines are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The Brunello grapes usually see a two-week cuvaison. About 30% of the Montosoli Brunello gets three to six months' aging in barriques. Those who say that modern Brunello doesn't age well need only regard older vintages of Altesino's wines. This is a first-rate estate, whose wines in lesser years, while slighter, still show very good balance and drinkability.


External Review
Vintage: 1997 05/22/2011

Strangely this one has a nose of Italian bitters, anise and pine. It's not a warm, ripe wine. What it does give is tight, dry cherry and berry flavors with layers of complexity and intrigue. Not very woody or chewy. More old school and an enigma among so many forward, fruity compatriots.


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Brunello is often referred to as Italy's top Ambassador, and Altesino belongs to the elite league of Brunelli producers. Altesino, located in the eastern hills of Montalcino, Tuscany, is a leader in making first-class wines of elegance and finesse. They are known for significant innovations in wine production that position the winery as a reference point for the entire territory. Founded in 1970, Altesino is considered a historical winery of Montalcino.

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