ALTESINO
Location: Tuscany, Montalcino ITA

Latest Releases
2011 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 92 See Tasting Note
2010 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 94 See Tasting Note
2010 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino, Riserva 97 See Tasting Note
2011 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 'Montosoli' 96 See Tasting Note
2010 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 'Montosoli' 96 See Tasting Note

 

Past Releases
2007 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 93+ See Tasting Notes
2009 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 91+ See Tasting Note
2008 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 92 See Tasting Notes
2009 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 'Montosoli' 94 See Tasting Note
2008 ALTESINO Brunello di Montalcino 'Montosoli' 95 See Tasting Notes
2010 ALTESINO Rosso di Altesino 89 See Tasting Notes
2011 ALTESINO Rosso di Montalcino 87 See Tasting Notes
2004 ALTESINO Vin Santo 'Orcia' 93 See Tasting Notes

About Altesino

Altesino is an estate with the utmost pedigree when it comes to producing quality wines in Montalcino. Located in the heart of south Tuscany, far from heavy traffic and the main industrialised areas, is a leader in various, important innovations in the production of Sangiovese from Montalcino, causing it to stand out and become a reference point for the entire region. In 1975 Altesino introduced the "Cru" (Montosoli) concept and in 1979 the first experiments with barriques. These concepts played a critical role in the way Brunello is being produced today.

The Territory
Here is where Altesino develops a respectful relationship with nature, protecting it over the years from illegal construction and property speculation, leaving unchanged over time the charm and magic of an uncontaminated territory. The Estate overall covers approximately 80 hectares with the vineyards consisting of 44 hectares, sub-divided into the “Crus” of Altesino, Macina, Castelnuovo dell'Abate (in the district of Velona), Pianezzine and Montosoli.

Grape Varieties
Year after year, Altesino produces wines of extreme quality which are recognized as some of the best in the world. Sangiovese is the main grape grown by Altesino to make these quality wines, they also produce Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (blended with Sangiovese di Montalcino to make Alte d'Altesi and Rosso di Altesino), Trebbiano and Malvasia (for Vin Santo) and Vermentino, Chardonnay and Viognier used to make Bianco di Altesino.


For more information on Altesino please visit their website:www.altesino.it