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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosolitext
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2012

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyAt Altesino the development of the ‘cru’ concept has helped push the quality of all its top wines way up. Montosoli is a 5-hectare vineyard that sits between 350 and 400 meters above sea level but only a small part of that goes into this cru offering. The fruit was first fermented and aged separately back in 1975. In the years it is made, only 20 Montosoli vintages have been released since 1975, it spends 48 months in the cellar: three years in Slavonian oak barrels, eight months in medium toasted Allier barriques and four final months in bottle. This is our second look at the 2012 and it is a terrific bottle displaying all the elegance and refinement of a great Brunello. Look for alluring floral aromas of red fruits that spill across the palate mixed with bits of tobacco, earth, liquorice and pepper. A pure sangiovese statement made to age a decade or two or serve with a mushroom risotto, venison or beef. This is one for the cellar.Tasted: 19 October 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 135.00 private wine shops ON 120.00 Producer: Altesino, Az Agr.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 043463UPC: 8016763151233