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Altesino Brunello di Montalcinotext

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyAltesino, which produced its first Brunello in 1972, always rests it at least two years in oak and four months in bottle before release. 2018 was a very cool year in Brunello, offering respite from the overheated seasons both before and after that. As a result, the wine has more balsamic notes, a fresher mid-palate mixed with forest floor and red fruits, and softer tannins. It is not a rich, dense wine this year, but rather a Bordeaux brick-coloured Brunello that overwhelms you with finesse and flavour. It will be a Brunello you can drink upon release and enjoy while you wait for the bigger, warmer years. It is ready to drink all winter.Tasted: 27 October 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$64.99750mlBCL Stores
Producer: Altesino, Az Agr.Distributors: Stile Brands
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 139220UPC: 662255010137