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Bottle Price: $148.00
Bin: 521
Name: Altesino "Montosoli" Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage: 2009
Region: Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Tuscany, Italy (WS:91 - Best from 2016-2025)
Varietal: Italian Reds
Producer: Altesino
Country: Italy
Rating: WS:91

Tasting Notes: Cherry and berry fruit is buried beneath balsamic and briar aromas and flavors in this elegant, fluid red. A bit pinched on the finish now, but this remains fresh and long. Best from 2016 through 2025. 830 cases made, 300 cases imported. — BS
Galaxy Notes: The extra force the company put behind Brunello is also 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.
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