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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Tuscany, Italy 2017

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS:
Altesino was established in 1970 and over the last half-century has earned a reputation as one of the blue-chip producers in Montalcino. One of the leading innovators within the DOCG, Altesino was the first winery to utilize barrique aging in the production of their Brunellos. Altesino was also the first producer to introduce a single vineyard "Cru" bottling when they released their 1975 Montosoli Cru selection.

Aged for two years in oak, today's wine is a brilliant ruby red color, 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 flavor fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure. (winery notes)

Check out the press!

95 points, James Suckling:
"A concentrated bead of blackberries and minerals pervades the nose and palate. Medium-to full-bodied with well-integrated tannins and a balanced finish. Tight and very focused. Classic Brunello for the vintage. Best from 2023." (2/7/22)

94 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Altesino 2017 Brunello di Montalcino is ripe and round with lots of pretty textural richness and juicy fruit flavors. These qualities tie in nicely with the character of the vintage that saw long and hot summer days. Dark fruit, plum, and blackcurrant pave the way for savory spice, tobacco, and limestone. The effect is soothing and rich, and the wine remains perfumed and silky to the end. The tannins are well managed in this hot-vintage wine. Fruit is sourced over 25 hectares of vines with tufo soils and alberese rock." (2/17/22)

92 points, Vinous:
"The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino holds your attention with its sweetly seductive mix of wild strawberries, stems and all, dusty dried flowers, and hints of gingery spice. This is pleasantly ripe in style yet balanced throughout, with cherries and cloves offset by a hint of candied citrus and bright acids that create a jovial impression. Its tannins are round, complemented by notes of licorice and hard red candies, as this finishes lightly structured and long. Altesino firmly believes in blending vineyards throughout Montalcino to create the most balanced Brunello from each vintage. In 2017 that approach sure paid off." (11/21)

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Altesino
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Montalcino
Appellation: Brunello di Montalcino
Quality Designation: DOCG
Grape Varietals: Sangiovese Grosso
Vintage: 2017
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
ABV: 14.5%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Bordeaux-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork

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