Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2015
From the rolling, fecund hills of Tuscany we' got our hands on some Altesino Brunello di Montalcino. This bottle is savory, beautifully layered and integrated, and certain to light up your meal and table. Hold for at least a year or two and then have at it. You'll be richly rewarded for your patience.
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "The Altesino 2015 Brunello di Montalcino shows beautiful depth and latitude, with broad fruit aromas of dark cherry and cassis that recall the warmth and golden sunlight of the vintage. The wine is deceivingly streamlined in terms of mouthfeel, but that slim and buttoned-down backbone supports a broad range of flavors and sensations, from lavender essence and camphor ash to moist soil and toasted spice. All of these elements are delivered with impressive harmony and unity, and I expect that this wine will continue on a slow, steady and satisfying aging trajectory over the next 10 years or more. Fruit is sourced from across 21 hectares of vines with tufaceous limestone soils and Alberese rock, which contributes to the freshness and balanced structure of the wine. The wine was bottled in June 2019, and this wine was released in January 2020. Drink 2021-2025." Jan 2020
James Suckling: "Terracotta, earth, iron filings, cedar and leather make for an undergrowth-driven Brunello 2015, which doesn’t fall short in the fruit department either, where there are red plums and red cherries. The tannins are neatly stacked, one on top of the other, with tidy acidity drawing in vibrant fruit and keeping it taut throughout. Balanced and stylish. Drink from 2023." Nov 2019
Winery: "Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety.
Food Pairing: With velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew."
|Varietal||100% Sangiovese Grosso|
|Aging||36-42 months in 5,000-10,000L Slavonian oak barrels; 6 months further refining in bottle|
|Region||Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|