Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG bottle image

Wine Description

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.

Cantina Altesino
Vigneto Altesino
Altesino Vineyard
Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, Owner
Azienda Altesino
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“Complex and fragrant nose of neroli, currants, sour cherries, sandalwood, cassis and wild herbs. Roasted walnuts, too. Full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. Full of energy and power.”
— James Suckling, Nov 2022
“The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is a dark beauty, slowly unfurling with dried cherries, exotic sweet spice, fresh tobacco and hints of mint. It’s rich and dense in feel, yet lifted by cooling acidity, as ripe black fruits easily wash across the palate, leaving bitter-tea-like tannins that collect toward the close. The finish is tannic and drying, yet not severe, leaving nuances of plum and lavender to linger. The vintage has left its mark on the 2017 Riserva, yet cellaring will help relieve its youthful structure.”
— Vinous, Dec 2022
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Vineyard & 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
820-1,300 feet
2 tons
Southern / Northwestern
Year vineyard planted:
Harvest time:
First vintage of this wine:
Bottles produced of this wine:
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Winemaking & Aging
Maceration length:
1-2; 7-10
Varietal composition:
100% Sangiovese Grosso
Fermentation container:
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
15-20 days
Fermentation temperature:
82-86 °F
Maceration technique:
Cold Soak Maceration; Racking, Pumpovers, and Aeration
Malolactic fermentation:
Type of aging container:
Size of aging container:
3,000-10,000 L
Type of oak:
Length of aging before bottling:
4 years
Age of Aging Container:
1-15 years
Length of bottle aging:
6 months
Total SO2
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Analytical Data
5.6 g/L
14.5 %
Dry extract:
32.7 g/L
Total SO2
Residual sugar:
<0.5 g/L