Altesino - Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli 2019 (750ml)

 
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Price: $125.00

Producer Altesino
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Subregion Montalcino
Varietal Sangiovese
Vintage 2019
Sku 6774
Size 750ml

James Suckling: 97 Points

Wine Advocate: 97 Points

From a beautiful site that must be seen to be believed the Altesino 2019 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Montosoli is redolent with dark fruit blackcurrant and crushed slate. The mineral element of Montosoli and its schistic galestro-rich soils comes through beautifully in this vintage to add a linear sense of immediacy and verticality to the bouquet. The mouthfeel is especially elegant and the wine's acidity is delivered expertly to showcase freshness but more importantly to highlight the quality of the fruit. The effect is very tonic and bright and you get hints of baked brioche or oven-baked Italian focaccia bread thanks to careful aging in Slavonian oak. This is a 12000-bottle release. Altesino hits it out of the ballpark with its 2019 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Montosoli. This wine stands out for its faithful representation of its environment. Mineral-rich sensations reflect the schistic galestro soils of this unique vineyard site. Published: Dec 14 2023

Vinous: 97 Points

An enticing blend of steeped plums blood orange sage and sweet smoke makes the 2019 Brunello di Montalcino Vigna Montosoli a total pleasure on the nose. Elegant and soothing it flows across the palate with a silken wave of ripe red fruits and spices as saline minerals slowly saturate under an air of violet inner florals. The 2019 is seamless and harmonious leaving a coating of edgy tannins to contend with a bump of refreshing acidity as suggestions of tart cranberry and a bitter tinge of clove slowly taper off. This is Montosoli terroir at its very best and even at this early stage it's impossible to resist pouring another glass. - By Eric Guido on November 2023 The 2019s from Altesino are some of the best new releases I can remember tasting at this address. The Brunello a blend of vineyards throughout the region is stunning with its depth complexity and energy combination. However in recent years Altesino has worked to secure more vineyards in the north except the Lavacchio vineyard a new acquisition in the extreme southwest. As for the single vineyard Montosoli a true northern wine it's easily one of the vintage's top Brunellos. Its radiance is off the charts and that helps push the terroir marker even higher. Both wines are refined for 24 months in large Slavonian oak casks. The 2019 reminded Alessandra Angelini of vintages of the 1990s like 1990 1996 and 1999.

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Kerin O'Keefe: 96 Points

The Altesino 2019 Vigna Montosoli is gorgeous. It opens with enticing scents of violet baked plum and new leather while the delicious palate delivers raspberry compote cherry marinated in spirits licorice and mocha framed in taut close-grained tannins. A hint of tobacco lingers on the close. Drink 2027?2039. Abv: 14.5% Kerin O?Keefe November 2023 ©kerinokeefe.com

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