Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Brunello is considered among Italy's top-quality wines.  Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes hand-harvested from the Altesino, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Macina, and Pianezzine vineyards, this wine is an example of finesse and elegance inherent to Montalcino's best vineyard sites.

Tasting Notes

Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla.  On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety.

Food Pairing

With velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Vineyard name
The Altesino, Macina, Pianezzine, and Castelnuovo dell'Abate vineyards
Vineyard size
92 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Sandy-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
660-990 feet
Vines/acre
1,800-2,000
Yield/acre
2.8 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Total SO2
74
Year vineyard planted
1981/1987/1999
Harvest time
September
First vintage of this wine
1972
Bottles produced of this wine
130,000
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; 7-10
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
6 months
Size of aging container
5,000-10,000 L
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
36-42 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14.5% %
pH level
3.6
Residual sugar
0.5 g/L
Acidity
5 g/L
Dry extract
30.2 g/L

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