Grape: 100% Brunello (Sangiovese Grosso) Region: Italy>Tuscany> Montalcino. Notes: Old vines, 4 years in Slovonian oak and 6 months in bottle before release.
Description: Altesino has built a reputation for making high quality wines dating back to the early 1970’s. Altesino became the first Montalcino estate to introduce the concept of Cru or single vineyard selections in 1975. In 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini purchased the Altesino winery and is committed to maintaing Altesino’s hard-earned reputation. The Riserva is only made in exceptional vintages in small quantities. The Altesino Brunello Riserva offers a solid, full-body and excellent aging potential. Complex boquet reminiscent of violets, wild berries, cedar, leather, tobacco, and spice. The palate also exhibits firm tannins, balanced acid/ acohol, and a long finish. Decanting suggested.
Food Pairings: Aged Italian cheese, roasted duck, osso bucco (Veal shank), pot roasts, barbecue, and beef stew, lamb chops, venision, etc.