Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2016

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Italy Tuscany
Sangiovese
Type: Red Table Wine
Vintage: 2016

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.

 

“The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is an absolutely gorgeous wine that captures the energy and translucency of Sangiovese. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, dried herbs, anise and wild flowers grace this mid-weight, nuanced Rosso that has so much to offer. A kick of sweet oak will most likely dissipate over time. This is such a pretty wine.”

91 points, Antonio Galloni vinous.com, Oct 2019

 

“Red cherries, red currants and cinnamon. Medium body, fine tannins that still manage to somewhat cling to the mouth and a juicy finish. Drink now.”

91 points, JamesSuckling.com, July 2018

 

“The Altesino 2016 Rosso di Montalcino offers a smooth and steady ride with plenty of primary fruit at the front. Bright cherry, cassis and blueberry aromas rise to the top, followed by mild tones of grilled spice and pressed rose petal. This is a compact red wine that cleans the palate thanks to its tonic acidity and fresh berry flavours. Some 40,000 bottles were produced. 2019 – 2024”

90+ points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Jan 2019

 

“Full of sweet cherry and berry fruit, this red also reveals leather, earth and mineral flavours. Fresh and harmonious, leaving a lasting impression of fruit, mineral and tobacco notes. Drink now through 2023. 3,300 cases made.”

90 points, Wine Spectator, Oct 2018