Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2001
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
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Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes harvested from the Altesino, Montosoli and Velona vineyards. The wine is aged in large Slovenian barrels where it remains for 3 and a half years prior to bottling. The ruby red color of this wine tends toward garnet with age. The bouquet displays ample aromas of violet and vanilla. On the palate, it is rich and velvety with balanced fruit, acidity and tannin.
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Though the worldwide reputation of Brunello has encouraged a certain conservatism among Montalcino estates, Altesino has always been an innovative leader. The estate pioneered the technique of aging its IGT wines in small French oak barrels, limiting the time spent in oak to enhance each wine's personality. The resulting wines were a groundbreaking improvement over those produced by traditional methods. No longer overwhelmed by wood, they were able to display the unique characteristics of the... View More