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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino | 2018

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino | 2018

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Brunello is considered among Italy's top-quality wines. Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes hand-harvested from the Altesino, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Macina, and Pianezzine vineyards, this wine is an example of finesse and elegance inherent to Montalcino's best vineyard sites. This is a highly rated Brunello which will NOT dissapoint!

Tasting Notes: Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety.

Food Pairing: With velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew.

Production area/appellation: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

Vineyard name: The Altesino, Macina, Pianezzine, and Castelnuovo

dell'Abate vineyards

Vineyard size: 92

Soil composition: Calcareous Sandy-Loam

Training method: Spur-pruned Cordon

Elevation: 660-990 feet

Vines/acre: 1,800-2,000

Yield/acre: 2.8 tons

Exposure: Southwestern

Year vineyard planted: 1981/1987/1999

Harvest time: September

First vintage of this wine: 1972

Bottles produced of this wine: 110,000

Varietal composition: 100% Sangiovese Grosso

Fermentation container: Stainless steel tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation: 15-20 days

Fermentation temperature: 82-86 °F

Maceration technique: Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration

Length of maceration: 1-2 days; 7-10 days

Malolactic fermentation: Yes

Type of aging container: Barrels

Size of aging container: 5,000-10,000 L

Age of aging container: 5-20 years

Type of oak: Slavonian

Length of aging before bottling: 36-42 months

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