Altesino Rosso di Altesino 2014
Rosso di Altesino has a vibrant ruby-red color and inviting aromas of ripe berries and forest fruits. Incredibly supple on the palate, with excellent body and balanced structure, Rosso di Altesino is an excellent value. A perfect choice for rich, creamy pasta dishes, stuffed-roasted game hens, barbecued chorizo, or artisanal sausages.
80% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot. Amid the eastern hills of Montalcino near Siena in central Tuscany, stands the magnificently elegant 14th-century-built Palazzo Altesi, home to the Altesino winery and a marvelous resort. The estate's ancient coat of arms, carved in white Carrara marble, is still visible above the antique oak portal. Near the end of 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of nearby Tenuta Caparzo, purchased the Altesino winery. Altesino became the first Montalcino estate to introduce the concept of cru wines, made with a special selection of grapes from a single vineyard. Its Montosoli Brunello, named after the prestigious vineyard, was the first of these wines and is still considered among the region's finest. Altesino also pioneered the concept of Brunello futures (wine purchased before its release) with its 1985 vintage. This commitment to innovation led to many modern wines in the estate's portfolio, including Alte d'Altesi, Palazzo Altesi and Rosso di Altesino. Elegance, finesse, and a fruitier, richer style are the trademarks of Altesino's wines and have earned the estate a position among the very top producers of Brunello.