PRE-ARRIVAL: THIS WINE WILL SHIP IN APRIL 2021
This is a fine example of the finesse and elegance that come so naturally from the best Montalcino vineyard sites. Velvet tannins and balanced acidity make it a perfect paring for barbecue, where its full-bodied richness can hold its own against bold flavors. Still, take a moment to really appreciate the ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco and vanilla before you dive in. First whiff to final sip, this is built to satisfy.
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 110,000-bottle release (and a good buy for Brunello).
Fresh violet, forest-floor and some pear-skin aromas, underneath brambleberries. Fresher style of Brunello. It’s medium-bodied with silky tannins and a great balance between fresh-fruit and forest flavors.