Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli DOCG 2016 [3.0L]
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 97] [WA 96] [VM 96]
Regular price $600.00 Sale price $499.99 Save $100.01
About this wine:
Altesino’s modern history begins with Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, who purchased the estate in 2001 and at the same time purchased the Caparzo estate in the north of Montalcino. Altesino became the first Montalcino estate to introduce the concept of cru wines, made with a special selection of grapes from a single vineyard, in this case Motosoli, one of their seven vineyard sites, with its first vintage in 1975. The winery has two full-time winemakers, Simone Giunti and Alessandro Ciacci, both firmly committed to maintaining Altesino’s hard-earned reputation as a Montalcino institution and a global leader in innovative winemaking.
Notes from the Winemaker:
This small vineyard produced one of Italy's first "cru" wines. Located at the top of Altesino's vineyards is the prestigious Montosoli vineyard where ancient limestone soils with the 360 degree exposure combine to yield a Brunello of exceptional style and elegance.
Ratings & Reviews97 Points & #49 out of Top 100 Wines of Italy - James Suckling:
"Lovely sweet cherries and heather with some leather and balsamic undertones. Itâ€™s full-bodied with a velvety and lightly dusty palate. Juicy fruit and pretty orange peel to the berry character. Hints of cedar and meat at the end. Subtle and complex.â€ - James Suckling (December 2020)
96+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli (with 15,000 bottles produced) is a true beauty. The wine reveals dark fruit intensity that comes forth as blackberry, plum and summer cherry. In no time, those aromas shift to the savory side of the spectrum with smoke, tar and tobacco. The results are generous and layered, offering the best of what the celebrated Montosoli cru can offer, especially in an ironic vintage such as this." - Monica Larner (November 2020)
96 Points - Vinous Media: