Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino (1.5 Liter) 2007
Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Brunello Montosoli has a deep ruby red color which turns into a garnet red with age. Its bouquet has outstanding character with hints of black cherry, blackberries, raspberries, violet, liquorice, vanilla and a slight accent of pink peppercorn. On the palate it reveals a dry, warm, velvety flavor, rich in substance and noble pedigree, ending with a warm note that lingers persuasively.
"Best Montosoli since 1997. Aromas of plum jam and cherries follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a fruity finish. Pure fruit here. The purity to this wine is impressive. It is laser-guided in structure and fruit. Try in 2014."
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli shows fabulous depth and richness from start to finish. Tobacco, cedar, licorice, new leather and spices add complexity to the fruit in this beautifully textured, expressive Montosoli. Waves of fruit build through to the finish as this intense, rich Brunello shows off its pedigree. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"Macerated cherry and earth notes mark this meaty, sanguine red. These components are offset by thick, dense tannins and the finish is compact. Requires time. Best from 2014 through 2027."
"Medium fresh red. Red berries, minerals, spices and an exotic whiff of white fruits on the nose, along with complicating hints of leather and animal fur. Lush, sweet and sexy, showing a fine-grained, suave texture to the flavors of red fruits and leather. Quite full for an Altesino wine, in the ripe, rich style of the vintage. And a step up in intensity and structure from the 2007 classico. Finishes with utterly smooth tannins and terrific lingering perfume. These 2007s are worthy successors to Altesino's outstanding 2006s."
International Wine Cellar
- 11/22/2012 (33 items) (viewed 237 times)
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