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2010 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli

ITEM 8321155 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Amount Total
$130
Item Sold Amount Date
I8236770 1 $140 May 22, 2022
I8233651 1 $150 May 22, 2022
I8214343 3 $150 May 8, 2022
I8214342 1 $150 May 8, 2022
I8127267 2 $135 Mar 6, 2022
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RATINGS

98Wine Spectator

A stunning red, delivering peony, strawberry, cherry and mineral flavors, accented by notes of wild herbs. Intense and deep, with great purity and elegance, a firmly wrought structure and a long finish.

97James Suckling

Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It's tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit. Bright and linear wine with beautiful layers.

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

Sangiovese sings loud with small berry nuances and loud floral impressions of rose, violet and lavender. Its underlying complexity is further enhanced by anise seed, cola and licorice stick. The wine's texture is soothing soft and silky.

95Vinous / IWC

Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco, spice and savory herb overtones flesh out as the 2010 Montosoli shows off its distinctive personality. Finessed, silky tannins round out a finish laced with rose petal, cherry pit and pipe tobacco.

#18 of 2015Wine Spectator Top 100

PRODUCER

Altesino

Altesino is in Montosoli, Tuscany. It is in the Brunello di Montalcino appellation, and its signature wines are its Brunellos. The estate is located in a 14th century palazzo with 100 acres of vineyards. Founded in 1972, the winery is today is owned by Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini. Besides Brunellos, the estate also makes several Super Tuscans. Vineyards are planted primarily to Sangiovese di Montalcino, with small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Viognier, Trebbiano and Malvasia.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello di Montalcino is regarded as one of Italy’s best appellations. Located in south central Tuscany below Chianti, the wines of Brunello di Montalcino DOCG are made of a Sangiovese clone called “brunello,” which means “little dark one,” a reference to the brown tones in the skin of the grape. Unlike some Tuscan appellations that allow other grapes to be blended with Sangiovese, Brunello di Montalcino is entirely Sangiovese. Montalcino itself is a picturesque, hill-top town not especially well known for wine production until the mid-19th century, when a local vineyard owner isolated the brunello clone and planted it. Other growers followed suit. Nevertheless it wasn’t until 1970s that wine enthusiasts started paying attention to Brunello di Montalcino, which by then was becoming an outstanding wine. Today there are 120 estates in the DOCG, up from about 25 estates in 1975. Brunellos in general are bigger, darker, more tannic and more powerful wines than Chiantis or most other Sangioveses. By law they must be aged for four years, and two of those years must be in wooden barrels.