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2001 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

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Wine Description:
Altesino has given an extra push to Brunello through the introduction of the concept of the Cru. Montosoli is a vineyard of five hectares situated North East of Montalcino at an attitude of 350-400 meters. The grapes were vinificated separately for the first time during the 1975 harvest. The grapes that grow on this land produce a very elegant wine with an extreme complexity which is given by its position and to its very own peculiar microclimate.
The Brunello di Montalcino, Montosoli, is intensely ruby red and turns into deep orange red after aging. The smell has an exceptional personality which includes black cherry, blackberries, raspberries, violets, liquorice and vanilla with a light accent of red pepper.
In the mouth it gives a dry, warm, velvety taste. It?s a very noble wine. Altesino has gained important international recognition for its Cru Montosoli since ?Wine Spectator? defined it as the second most representative vineyard of Italy. The Brunello Montosoli has been produced in the years ?75, ?85, ?86, ?88, ?90, ?93, ?95, ?97, ?98, ?99 and will be produced in 2001 and 2003.

Technical Notes
BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG
MONTOSOLI
GRAPE VARIETY: Sangiovese 100%
VINEYARD: The hill of "Montosoli" 380 m. a.s.l.
FERMENTATION: traditional
AGEING: 4 years (a minimum of 2 years in Slavonian oak
barrels) and 3/4 months in the medium toasted
Allier barriques
REFINEMENT: 4 months in bottle
ALCOHOL IN VOLUME: 13,50/14,00%
AGEING CAPABILITY: 20/30 years and more
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1975
SENSORIAL CHARACTERISTICS
COLOR: Ruby red, tending to garnet red with ageing.
BOUQUET: A broad, ethereal and compound
smell with hints of violet and a pleasant
hint of wild berries and vanilla.
FLAVOR: Dry, warm and velvety, shows rich
texture and fine breed.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C (64°F)
FOOD COMBINATION: Red and roast meat, noble game.
Is a big wine of meditation.

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