Possibly the best Normale Brunello Altesino has ever produced. 2016 is a monumental year for this Montalcino producer, which we have been following for quite some time and even had the opportunity to taste at their picturesque facility a few years back. 2016 is a golden vintage throughout Italy, and Altesino capitalized on mother nature's graces. Intense, complex, and structured with an impressive and delicious core of fruit. 2016 straddles a forward yet classic style and is not a vintage of this wine to pass up. 2016 is set to be one of the greatest Brunello's of all time from Altesino, and we can't wait to see how incredible the Montosoli will be.
Wine Advocate (Monica Larner) 95+ points! "Bold cherry, dried raspberry and myrtle add to the intensity and the brightness of the bouquet. The Altesino 2016 Brunello di Montalcino displays a lively and fruit-forward ensemble with an infectious and cheerful sense of energy. This is a tonic and crisp expression of Sangiovese with lifted berry aromas backed by subtle spice, tar and licorice gained over two years of barrel aging. This is a 110,000-bottle release (and a good buy for Brunello)."