Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2017
The extra detail to attention in this Brunello is revealed in every velvet smooth sip of this cru wine, which comes from the Montosoli Vineyard, which is five hectares to the north east of Montalcino at an altitude between 350 and 400 metres above sea level. Grapes were fermented and aged separately for the first time after the 1975 harvest. The composition of the soil (marly limestone and siliceous limestone representing the Alberese era with lithoid components dating from the same period), the unique position and particular microclimate contribute to ageing the grapes which produce an extremely complex and elegant wine.
What the critics say
"Concentrated blackberries pervade 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."
95 /100 James Suckling
"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 savoury 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. Best after 2024."
94/100, Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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