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Altesino Rosso 2013 750ml 2011
Sku: 28712
A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet, this Tuscan red shines with vibrant ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate with excellent body and balanced st ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Rosso di Montalcino
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
Reg. $16.99
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A blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Merlot and Cabernet, this Tuscan red shines with vibrant ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate with excellent body and balanced structure, this is a really fine Sangiovese-based wine. We were taken by the elegance and drinkability at this price point, so it came as no surprise to discover that it contains only estate grown, hand-harvested fruit from Altesino’s famed vineyards in the Montalcino region in south-central Tuscany. This is Brunello di Montalcino country, but Brunellos take many years to mature and are quite expensive. Ready to drink now, enjoy this with rich, creamy pasta dishes, stuffed roasted poultry, barbecued ribs or sausages.
Wine maker notes
Altesino makes this Rosso di Montalcino entirely from select Sangiovese Grosso grapes sourced from the younger vines in the Altesino, Pianezzine, Macina, and Castelnuovo dell’Abate vineyards. After the fermentation process in stainless steel, the wine ages in large barrels of varied maturity for six to eight months followed by three months in bottle. The final wine is a perfect and accessible introduction to the terroir of Montalcino.

Producer
Near the end of 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of nearby Tenuta Caparzo, purchased the Altesino winery. Winemaker Claudio Basla remained with the estate, emphasizing his commitment to maintaining Altesino”s hard-earned reputation as a Montalcino institution and a global leader in innovative winemaking.