Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2016

This small vineyard produced one of Italy's first "cru" wines. Located at the top of Altesino's vineyards is the prestigious Montosoli vineyard where ancient limestone soils with the 360 degree exposure combine to yield a Brunello of exceptional style and elegance.

Tasting Notes

One of the most sought after wines from Montalcino, Montosoli is consistently a blockbuster red. Its intense ruby red color tends towards elegant garnet with age. On the nose, it shows a complex personality with a delicious blend of black cherry, raspberry, violet, licorice, vanilla and black pepper. Extremely enticing, opulent and elegant on the palate, with a warm, long-lasting finish, Montosoli is a wine for special occasions.

Food Pairing

Pair this wine with beef bourguignon and stroganoff, lamb shank, and roasted rabbit.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyard name
The Montosoli vineyard
Vineyard size
13 acres
Soil composition
Limestone
Training method
Spur-pruned cordon
Elevation
1,485 feet
Vines/acre
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Northwestern
Total SO2
83
Year vineyard planted
1973/1999
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1975
Bottles produced of this wine
18,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
5-20 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature
82-86 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Maceration length
1-2 days; 10 days
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
4 months
Size of aging container
5,000-10,000 L
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
48 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5% %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
0.6 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
31.2 g/L

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