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VIDEO 035. ALTESINO

October 27. 2011

Between the hills east of Montalcino stands Palazzo Altesi – a wonderful old building from the 14th century. The Palazzo was built by the Tuscan family Tricerchi. The name of the family is carved in marble and can be found above the antique oak door at the entrance.

Altesino has been owned by Signora Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini since 2002. The technical sector of wine production falls under the responsibility of the oenologist Pietro Rivella and is managed in cooperation with him.

The winery Altesino is in the field of viticulture a so-called pioneer. So it has come, through Altesino, in the last 30 years to a variety of important structural innovations in the production of Brunello di Montalcino. So Altesino in 1977 together with the master distilleries Gioacchino Nannoni, the first ‘Grappa di Fattoria’ on the market. Thanks to Altesino, French oak barrels were first used in the Montalcino area in 1979, and with the presentation of the concept of Cru Montesoli, Altesino became a trendsetter in winemaking.
The first futures (Brunello sale in advance) were printed in 1985 for the Brunello Altesino.

Claudio Basla, agronomist of Altesino, is the special guest in this episode of The Wine Show.

FEATURED WINES

Brunelllo di Montalcino 2006. Altesino

Country: Italy
Wine region: Tuscany
Locality: Montalcino
Vintage: 2006
Classification: D.O.C.G. Brunello di Montalcino
Variety: Sangiovese

ALTESINO
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO

Crimson and boarder to the rim. Approachable and rustic. Shows a mixture of cherries, spices, hints of tobacco and tar. Soft on the palate with abundance of red fruits, pepper and sage. Medium-bodied with a good juiciness, balanced acidity and restrained tannins. The finish is medium. Best now through 2020.
October 2011

91 PS
Brunelllo di Montalcino Montosoli 2006. Altesino

Country: Italy
Wine region: Tuscany
Locality: Montalcino
Cru: Montosoli
Vintage: 2006
Classification: D.O.C.G. Brunello di Montalcino
Variety: Sangiovese

ALTESINO
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI

Deep crimson. Aromatic, profound and complex with aromas of black cherries, red currant, hints of tobacco and tar, minerals and spices. Dense to the core. A massive juiciness strikes the palate and comes along with a good structure. Full-bodied. Acidity and tannins reveal a great partnership, but this Montosoli needs its time to find Nirvana. Its lingers very long. Best from 2013 and through 2025.
October 2011

94 PS
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