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Altesino Rosso di Montalcinotext

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2020

Tuscany, ItalyAltesino Rosso di Montalcino is exclusively made with sangiovese di Montalcino grapes before ageing in Slavonian oak barrels for eight months, then a year in bottle at minimum. Most Rosso di Montalcino is made from younger vines and juice that never made the Brunello cut, but not at Altesino. Everything is estate grown, and the Rosso lives its one life mainly faithful to the house style, which is elegance supported by red fruits and spice. Look for light, breezy cherry and raspberry mixed with polished leather, dark plums, and earthy dried herbs mid-palate. Fragrant, accessible, and with bright acidity, I love this with anything mushrooms or grilled chicken off the barbecue. Good value and authenticity. Baby Brunello is at its best.Tasted: 26 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.99750mlBCL Stores and select private retailers
Producer: Altesino, Az Agr.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 769141UPC: 662255300337