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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 750ml 2008
Sku: 1820289*
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Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
Reg. 124.99
On Sale $99.99
Buy Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli
Wine Advocate 89 points - The estate’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows a little more depth in its fruit than the straight bottling. Hints of tobacco, savory herbs and smoke add complexity in a Brunello that shows the virile, powerful side of the vintage. A solid, well-balanced wine, the 2008 should drink well for a number of years. At the same time, I can’t help thinking Altesino would have been better off making just one wine in this vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2020. (Jun 2013)

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Wine maker notes
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.

Producer
Near the end of 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of nearby Tenuta Caparzo, purchased the Altesino winery. Winemaker Claudio Basla remained with the estate, emphasizing his commitment to maintaining Altesino”s hard-earned reputation as a Montalcino institution and a global leader in innovative winemaking.

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