$36.99 x 12
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$30.00 – $49.99
HALF BOTTLE / 375
Sangiovese & Sangiovese Blends
Red Table Wine
Altesino is a pioneer in the production of Montalcino Sangiovese characterized by balance, finesse, and intensity. This wine brings together fruit from the vineyards of Altesino, Macina, Pianezzine, and Castelnuovo dell’Abate in the Val d’Arbia DOC.
First produced in 1972, the wine traditionally ages for at least four years prior to release: a minimum of two years in oak barrels, four months maturation in bottle.
“A Montosoli vintage for the cru and its petite hillock on the north shores down below the Montalcino hill. That is because the understatement and restraint heeded attention will do for this special set of parcels as it seems both nature and also farmer intended it to be. Could there be a finer season to consider Montalcinese “Climat?” Methinks not and from an educational point of view it is Altesino that sets the readable benchmark for such a consideration. The hopefulness and harmony are readily apparent, the grace, fluid concentration and charm appear in clear view. A sangiovese as a window, hyper real of place, altruistic and realistic, for now and to see what will be a decade plus-plus onwards. Drink 2024-2035.”
96 points, Michael Godel, Wine Align, November 2022
“This 2018 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino has an attractive, spicy, strawberry and black pepper nose with a little hint of fresh earth and iron. These mineral notes are often a distinctive characteristic of Altesino as a producer, and their northerly terroir. What is striking about this wine is that it has a much longer finish and more depth and range of flavors than many other 2018s. There is a definite shape to the wine, with a beginning, a middle and an end. It ends with a very long and lingering finish. A characterful and distinctive style of Brunello.”
95 points, Susan Hulme MW, Wine Independent, February 2023
“This has fantastic intensity with concentrated hazelnut, chocolate and dark berry aromas alongside dried flower and dried orange undertones. Firm and medium- to full-bodied, with powerful yet integrated tannins. Excellent structural integrity. Try in 2024.”
95 points, James Suckling, December 2022