Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016
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: "Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging. This is a good buy for Brunello. Drink date: 2024-2042." Nov 2020
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|
|Region||Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy|