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Date Printed: 4/21/2015
Tenuta Oliveto Brunello di Montalcino 2003
Tenuta Oliveto Brunello di Montalcino 2003
(search item no. 121304)
collectible wine

PRICE ON 4/21/2015: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense ruby in color, with a bouquet that shows aromas of blackberries, and a sour black cherry note, with hints of balsamic, mint and sage. Full-bodied and rich on the palate, well-balanced, with a dense texture and long, mature tannins.

The ideal accompaniment for game, strong cheese and roast meat.

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About Tenuta Oliveto:

The property, located at the extreme south of the Montalcino boundary, was bought in 1994 and it had been totally abandoned, but the land had always been dedicated to the vineyards. This was a great opportunity, in as much as it gave us the chance to create an estate without any compromises, not needing to rely on somebody else's choices. In 1997 we began making our first Brunello and a Rosso di Montalcino, "Il Roccolo", while with the '98 vintage we began to produce a Rosso di Toscana, "Il Leccio" as our basic wine.