92 / 100
Ripe strawberries, treacle and hints of herbs on the nose. Full body, plenty of black fruit, round tannins and a fruit-forward finish. Drink now or hold for a year. (September, 2017)
ABOUT THIS WINE
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.