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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2004

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 750ML 2004     
Sku: 12553

Tasting notes
Characteristics: ruby red colour tending towards garnet with age; the bouquet is wide, ethereal, composite with fragrances of violets, undergrowth and vanilla; it is dry in the mouth, warm and velvety, revealing a rich substance and excellent character.

Rating
 Steve Tanzer 89 points (Jul 2009)
Medium red. Exotic, enticing nose throws off notes of apricot, grapefruit, mango and mint: not your everyday Brunello! Then sexy, fresh and penetrating, with strong acidity accentuated by firm minerality. Intriguing and idiosyncratic, in a distinctly northerly style for Brunello.

Wine maker notes
Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes harvested from the Altesino, Montosoli and Velona vineyards in the first 3 weeks of October. After 25 days of maceration, the wine is transferred to large Slovenian barrels where it remains for 3 1/2 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. Rich and velvety on the palate with balanced fruit, acidity, and tannin.

Technical notes
Grapes: Sangiovese. Ageing: in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Refinement in bottles: 6 months. Alcohol content: 13% vol. Serving temperature: 18C.

Food pairing
Serving suggestions: red meats, roasts, large game, mature cheeses

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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