Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2015

This special, limited edition wine is made only in spectacular vintages and in small quantities from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes hand harvested from the Altesino, Macina, Pianezzine and Castelnuovo dell'Abate vineyards. This riserva is produced only in the best years in very limited quantities.

Tasting Notes

Brunello Riserva offers a solid, full body and excellent aging potential. Its ample and complex bouquet is reminiscent of violets, wild berries, cedar, leather, tobacco and spices. On the palate, it is austere and seductive with a perfect blend of fruit, acidity and mouth coating tannins. This is the perfect bottle for Brunello lovers.

Food Pairing

Pair with Steak au poivre, rack of lamb or beef carpaccio.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyard name
Altesino, Macina, Pianezzine & Castelnuovo dell'Abate vineyards
Vineyard size
92 acres
Soil composition
Clay and rock
Training method
Spur-pruned cordon
Elevation
820-1,300 feet
Vines/acre
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Southern / Northwestern
Total SO2
96
Year vineyard planted
1981-1994
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1977
Bottles produced of this wine
12,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
1-15 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; 7-10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
3,000-10,000 L
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
4 years
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5% %
pH level
3.65
Residual sugar
1.1 g/L
Acidity
5.1 g/L
Dry extract
30.4 g/L

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