Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Red Wine

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Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

Tuscany, Italy
97 pts. James Suckling:
"A very nuanced but powerful Brunello showing hibiscus, raspberry tea, gunpowder, petrichor, dried orange rind and spearmint. The rows of sharp tannins are very defined and agile, and the acidity is tensely strung up in overtures of vivacious red fruit. A beautiful, nimble Brunello 2015. Drink from 2024."
96 pts. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
96 pts. Vinous
FROM THE WINERY:

Montosoli is a vineyard of about 5 hectares to the north east of Montalcino at an altitude between 350 and 400 metres, whose 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. Brunello Montosoli has a deep ruby red colour which turns a garnet red with age. Its bouquet has outstanding character with hints of black cherry, blackberries, raspberries, violet, liquorice, vanilla and a slight accent of pink peppercorn. On the palate it reveals a dry, warm, velvety flavour, rich in substance and noble pedigree, ending with a warm note that lingers persuasively.

GRAPE VARIETIES: Sangiovese
VINEYARD: The hill of “Montosoli” at 320mt a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: Traditional
AGEING: Minimum of 2 years in oak barrels
REFINEMENT: Minimum of 4 months in bottle
ALCOHOL IN VOLUME: 14.5%
AGEING CAPABILITY: 20/30 years and more
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1975
SIGHT: Ruby red color, tending to a garnet brick red with ageing
AROMA: Rich, heavenly compound with floral and blackberry notes, pink pepper and balsamic hints
PALATE: Dry, warm and delicate. Rich tannic texture which offer a long aristocratic finish
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18-20 °C/64-68 °F
FOOD COMBINATION: Red and roasted meat, noble game and aged cheese

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