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Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2002

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino 2002

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $33.99
Item No. 73296
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red in color with a persistent bouquet of ripened fruit. On the palate, the wine is well balanced offering cherry and plum flavors with leather on the finish. Velvety with soft tannins. Recommended with roasted red meat and game. A Tuscan favorite with rabbit cooked in a spicy tomato sauce.

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Though the worldwide reputation of Brunello has encouraged a certain conservatism among Montalcino estates, Altesino has always been an innovative leader. The estate pioneered the technique of aging its IGT wines in small French oak barrels, limiting the time spent in oak to enhance each wine's personality. The resulting wines were a groundbreaking improvement over those produced...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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