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Altesino 2018 Brunello di Montalcino


Type: Red

Grape Variety: Sangiovese

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Category: Wine

Pairs with: Braised wild boar

Good for: An evening in good company

Grape: Sangiovese

I am from: Tuscany, Italy

The Story: Set amongst the north eastern hills of Montalcino the imposing structure of the 15th century Palazzo Altesi overlooks the Altesino estate. Built by the Tuscan family Tricerchi, whose marble crest can still be seen set over the old oak entrance door, since 2002 Altesino has been owned by the Gnudi Angelini family and the technical and productive sectors avails of the collaboration of Paolo Caciorgna.

The company at present is the result of the various and important structural innovation of the last forty years. As a forerunner in the pursuit of excellence, with the introduction of the “Cru” concept (Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli) concept in 1975. In the time since then, this intense relationship has been developed in a land full of history, with its almost sensual beauty that is physically perceived and its subtle charm that reaches the body and soul. This is the philosophy that inspires Altesino to produce wine and maintain its culture.

Why You'll Love Me: This Brunello is a brilliant ruby red colour, tending towards garnet red with age. Its bouquet is intense, pure, pleasant and refined, reminiscent of sweet violet, tobacco, chocolate and pleasant hints of wild berries and vanilla. Its flavour fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.

James Suckling: 95 Points

Wine Advocate: 93 Points

Wine Spectator: 92 Points