Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC

altesino rosso di montalcino doc
LCBO Vintages Releases Classics Collection
Sangiovese
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2015

LCBO Vintages Classics Collection

 

Known as the younger, more approachable style of the red wines made in the Montalcino area, this Rosso di Montalcino is a very good example of a wine expressive of the typical ‘rosso’ style. Produced using only Sangiovese di Montalcino grapes and aged in Slavonian oak barrels for eight months, the wine is further aged in bottle for a minimum of one year. It shows beautifully in the glass with its brilliant ruby red colour. On the nose there is a persistent and intense bouquet of fresh fruit and wild berries. It is well-balanced on the palate, with delicately structured flavours of cherry, plum and berries.

 

“Cherry, plum and earth flavors mark this ripe red. Firm underneath, with accents of leather and tobacco leaf. Fine length. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made.”

89 points, Wine Spectator, Jan 2018

 

“Ripe strawberries, treacle and hints of herbs on the nose. Full body, plenty of black fruit, round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Drink now or hold for a year.”

92 points, James Suckling, Aug 2017