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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2007

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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2007

1.50L        
Sku: 053376

Tasting notes
Characteristics: ruby red colour tending towards garnetwith age; the bouquet is wide, ethereal, composite with fragrances of violets, undergrowth and vanilla; it is dry in the mouth, warm and velvety, revealing a rich substance and excellent character.

Rating
 Wine Advocate 92 points (Apr 2012)
The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino is beautiful in this vintage. Layers of dark red cherries, flowers, licorice and tobacco caress the palate in this generous, expressive Brunello. The 2007 presents an intriguing combination of classic Sangiovese aromas and flavors with the generosity and radiance of the vintage. The 2007 Brunello was made from vineyards in several sub-zones in Montalcino and was aged in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2022.
 Wine Spectator 92 points (Jun 13 2012)
Sanguine, iron and loam aromas lead off, followed by cherry, balsamic and herb flavors. Rich and chewy in texture, with sweet fruit and a lingering finish. Drink now through 2023.B.S.

Wine maker notes
Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes harvested from the Altesino, Montosoli and Velona vineyards in the first 3 weeks of October. After 25 days of maceration, the wine is transferred to large Slovenian barrels where it remains for 3 1/2 years prior to bottling. The ruby red color of this wine tends toward garnet with age. The bouquet displays ample aromas of violet and vanilla. Rich and velvety on the palate with balanced fruit, acidity, and tannin.

Technical notes
Grapes: Sangiovese. Ageing: in oak barrels for at least 3 years. Refinement in bottles: 6 months. Alcohol content: 13% vol. Serving temperature: 18C.

Food pairing
Serving suggestions: red meats, roasts, large game, mature cheeses

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