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Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2007

Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2007

750ML        
Sku: 026347

Poggio Antico is a 50 acre estate that lies three miles south of Montalcino, Tuscany and dates back to the early 19th century. Purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder, their youngest daughter, Paola and her husband, Alberto Montefiori currently manage the family estate. Planted in the 1970s, the sit at 1,500 feet and are amongst the highest planted vineyards in the region. At this altitude, constant maritime breezes prevent fog, frost and mildew all but eliminate the need for sulfides or pesticides. The vineyards face south/southwest and are planted on mixed galestro and calcareous rock soils. The wines of Poggio Antico are made in a traditional manner to express the full characteristics of vintage, varietal and quality terroir.

Tasting notes
This supple and elegant red offers pronounced fruit aromas and flavors that are balanced by finely textured, round tannins that provide structure and layers of depth.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 95 points (Apr 2012)
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Altero is a gorgeous, sleek wine laced with dark red cherries, kirsch, menthol, pine and spices. Sweet floral notes wrap around the silky finish. The 2007 stands out for its finessed texture and impeccable overall balance. I can?t remember a more polished, elegant vintage of Altero. Poggio Antico hit it out of the park. The 2007 spent 24 months in 500-liter French oak tonneaux. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2027.
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Sep 30 2012)
A tightly wound, cherry- and currant-laced red, with accents of mint, herbs and wild macchia. A powerful wine, with dense, dry tannins on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2027. 350 cases imported. –BS

Technical notes
The vines are planted on a perfectly drained soil of Galestro and calcareous rocks. In comparison to the Brunello, the Altero is more approachable in its youth. Fermented in stainless steel and aged for two years in 500 liter French oak tonneaux and an additional two years in bottle.

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