A perfect size for the cellar, and this bad boy could use some time to cool its jets! Altesino’s Montosoli vineyard’s concentration of schist Galestro rock and higher altitude brings out mineral intensity and freshness in turn. The core of the wine is all wild fruit and forest berries with medicinal, herbal notes in the background. Compact and bright now, the solid structure and young tannins are begging for a good, long rest in the right cellar while this develops into something truly special.
A very nuanced but powerful Brunello showing hibiscus, raspberry tea, gunpowder, petrichor, dried orange rind and spearmint. The rows of sharp tannins are very defined and agile, and the acidity is tensely strung up in overtures of vivacious red fruit. A beautiful, nimble Brunello 2015. Drink from 2024.
Altesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows those celebrated characteristics of this special vineyard cru that are always portrayed with pronounced mineral intensity, with highlights of crushed granite and pencil shaving. Indeed, Altesino's five-hectare Montosoli vineyard sees a greater concentration of clay schist Galestro rock, and the vineyard altitude (at 350 meters above sea level) adds to the wine's perceived freshness. In this case, those mineral notes are applied with small brush strokes, as the core of the wine is occupied by wild fruit and forest berry.