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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2007

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2007

750ML    
Sku: 053575

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
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.
93 Points, Wine Spectator

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."
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

A dark, masculine, brooding Brunello with savory aromas of leather and cured meat behind ripe fruit and blackberry. Its tight and clean with a streamlined mouthfeel that gives evidence to the wines firm tannic structure. Executed in a traditional style and shows possibility for long cellar aging.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast

Medium red. Tight but perfumed aromas of raspberry and flowers. At once dense and seamless, broad but with a light touch. Rich, lightly saline redcurrant and raspberry flavors are nicely framed by harmonious acidity and sweet tannins. A lovely, firm example of 2007 Brunello, finishing with good energy and grip.
91 Points, International Wine Cellar

Dried blueberry, with hints of lavender on the nose. Full body, with soft and silky tannins and delicious berry and light vanilla cream. Why wait?
91 Points, James Suckling


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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