About the Estate
Altesino has long been one of Montalcino’s top producers in Tuscany. Founded in 1972, they were part of a small group of estates that helped bring Brunello to new levels of quality and prestige and the 143-acre estate is considered to have one of the best vineyard locations in all of Montalcino. In 2002, after the death of Giulio Consonno, the founder and owner of Altesino, the estate was sold to the Gnudi family who owns Caparzo, another well-known Brunello producers that happens to be Altesino’s neighbor.
About the Wine
This Rosso is made from 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The Sangiovese comes from young vines from the same vineyards that produce some of Altesino’s Brunellos. All fruit is hand-harvested and fermented in stainless steel vats with no oak aging.
Inviting aromas of fresh ripe berries and forest fruits open the nose. Medium body, with fine tannins and a fruity palate of black cherry, red plums, leather and spices.