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ALTESINO BRUNELLO MNTLCNO MONTOSOLI 2013
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ALTESINO BRUNELLO MNTLCNO MONTOSOLI 2013
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ALTESINO BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO MONTOSOLI 2013

The extra force the company put behind Brunello is revealed in the concept of introducing the Cru: Montosoli is in fact a vineyard of about 5 hectares to the north east of Montalcino at an altitude between 350 and 400 metres, whose grapes were fermented and aged separately for the first time after the 1975 harvest. The composition of the soil (marly limestone and siliceous limestone representing the Alberese era with lithoid components dating from the same period), the unique position and particular microclimate contribute to ageing the grapes which produce an extremely complex and elegant wine. Brunello Montosoli has a deep ruby red colour which turns a garnet red with age. Its bouquet has outstanding character with hints of black cherry, blackberries, raspberries, violet, liquorice, vanilla and a slight accent of pink peppercorn. On the palate it reveals a dry, warm, velvety flavour, rich in substance and noble pedigree, ending with a warm note that lingers persuasively. Altesino has received important international recognition for its Cru Montosoli when Wine Spectator called it Italy's second most representative vineyard.

GRAPE: 100% Sangiovese
VINEYARD: The "Montosoli" hills, 380m a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: Traditional
AGEING: 4 years (a minimum of 2 years in Slavonian oak barrels) and 3/4 months in the medium toasted Allier barriques
REFINEMENT: 4 months in bottle
ALCOHOL IN VOLUME: 13,50/14,00%
AGEING CAPACITY: 20-30 years or more
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1975

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18 C
FOOD COMBINATION: Red meat, roasts and noble game. A great wine for meditation.

REVIEWS:
"This celebrated single-vineyard wine follows through with many of the attractive themes presented in the base Brunello, only you get more robust intensity and power here. The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli is slightly more angular and edgy. You don't get the same immediate silkiness that you find in the non-vineyard-specific alternative. This wine plays up its structure with firm tannins and solid building blocks of red fruit and spice. There is a sweet note of clove or cinnamon on the close." - 95 POINTS, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

750ml bottle