Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2015 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2015

  • wa96+
  • v93+
Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2015 750ml

SKU 02948


Altesino is a reference point producer in Brunello di Montalcino, sought after in every vintage, especially in the top vintages. As region innovators, they introduced the 'Cru' concept with their 'Montosoli' wine in 1975; they also were the first to experiment with barriques in '79; and produced in '77 of the first Grappa di Fattoria under the consultancy of the master distiller Gioacchino Nannoni. An intense relationship has built up over forty years with the land full of history, with its almost sensual beauty that is physically perceived and its subtle charm. This is the philosophy that inspires Altesino to produce wine and maintain its culture.
Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Altesino
  • wa96+

Wine AdvocateAltesino's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows those celebrated characteristics of this special vineyard cru that are always portrayed with pronounced mineral intensity, with highlights of crushed granite and pencil shaving. Indeed, Altesino's five-hectare Montosoli vineyard sees a greater concentration of clay schist Galestro rock, and the vineyard altitude (at 350 meters above sea level) adds to the wine's perceived freshness. In this case, those mineral notes are applied with small brush strokes, as the core of the wine is occupied by wild fruit and forest berry. Medicinal herb and rosemary essence appear quietly at the back. This is a very compact and bright wine with young tannins and solid structure. It has all the attributes you look for in a candidate that can withstand long cellar aging. I'd suggest waiting five years or more before popping this cork. Some 19,000 bottles were filled in July 2019, and the wine was released in January 2020.

Monica Larner, January 31, 2020
  • v93+

VinousGood ruby-tinged luminous red. Red cherry, plum liqueur, leather and flowers on the nose. Round, lush and fairly full in the mouth, but somewhat unforthcoming in its reticent dark plum and berry flavors. Nicely persistent but still rather closed down and not fully expressive yet, but obviously has the stuffing to age. Needs plenty of cellar time still. The 2015 is the 40th anniversary of this bottling.

Ian D'Agata, April 2020