Altesino, Rosso di Montalcino 2018
In original carton
Altesino makes this Rosso di Montalcino entirely from select Sangiovese Grosso grapes sourced from the younger vines in the Altesino, Pianezzine, Macina, and Castelnuovo dell’Abate vineyards. After the fermentation process in stainless steel, the wine ages in large barrels of varied maturity for six to eight months followed by three months in bottle. The final wine is a perfect and accessible introduction to the terroir of Montalcino.
Moderately saturated medium red. Slightly reduced aromas of raspberry, mocha and herbs, with an idea of cough medicine. Nicely delineated in a distinctly rocky, juicy style, but the gentle raspberry and floral flavors come across as a little shrill. The tannins are firm but not too astringent and provide backbone on the medium-long finish.