2015 Altesino Brunello di Montalicino

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We love the elegance and grace of Altesino. It seems to define this winery. “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.  Balanced and stylish." - James Suckling

Pre-sale offer: wines arrive in late March 2020.

Varietal:
Sangiovese
Winemaker:
Simone Giunti
Vintage:
2015
Appellation:
Tuscany
Sub-Appellation:
Brunello di Montalcino
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Sangiovese
Alcohol %:
14.0%
SKU #:
1041746
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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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 (with 150,000 bottles made), and this wine was released in January 2020.

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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.