Brunello di Montalcino is the ambassador of top quality Italian wines around the world, the first wine to receive the DOCG appellation. Brunello is a brilliant ruby red colour, tending towards garnet red with age. Its bouquet is intense, pure, pleasant and refined, reminiscent of sweet violet, tobacco, chocolate and pleasant hints of wild berries and vanilla. Its flavour fully confirms the above in a well-balanced, full-bodied wine with good tannins and a solid structure.
GRAPE: Sangiovese 100%
AGEING: 4 years (a minimum of 2 years in oak barrels)
REFINEMENT: 4 months in bottle
ALCOHOL IN VOLUME: 13,00/14,00%
AGEING CAPABILITY: 20 years or more
FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION: 1972
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 18°C
FOOD COMBINATION: Red meat, roasts, noble game and medium aged cheese.
Alte d'Altesi is a blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in equal quantities. It is a deep, purplish red colour, with a pleasant, refined and elegant aroma reminiscent of black cherry, plum and blackberry, followed by the aroma of redcurrant, violet and vanilla and hints of menthol and cloves. A well-balanced and full-bodied flavour with elegant tannins. Alte d'Altesi matures for 12-14 months in barriques followed by 3 months in bottles.
Distilled Sangiovese di Montalcino grape pomace refined in barriques. Grappa di Fattoria was created for the first time by Altesino in 1977 together with the master distiller Gioacchino Nannoni. The fresh pomace from the company is distilled a few hours after racking in a copper still, using a discontinuous method, with low degree columns. The light yellow colour with golden hues is due to its short time in wooden barrels, which enables the distillate to acquire slight hints of vanilla and oak, without loosing the fruity taste typical of a young grappa. Balanced, with a pleasant impact, it delivers all its flavour on the palate with beautiful persistence.
PRODUCT: Distillate made from the fermented must of Sangiovese (Brunello)
DISTILLATION PERIOD: Within the first few days after racking
DISTILLATION METHOD: Discontinuous in steam boiler
AGEING: Refinement for 6 months in various types of wooden barrels
THE WINERY Altesino is a leader in various, important innovations in the production of Sangiovese from Montalcino, causing it to stand out and become a reference point for the entire territory.
Some of the positive contributions putting Montalcino on the world map are: the introduction of the "Cru" (Montosoli) concept in 1975, the first experiments with barriques in '79, the production in '77 of the first Grappa from a winery and the first Futures (purchasing wine before its release) for Brunello 1985.
Over the last forty years an intense relationship has been developed with the land full of history, with its almost sensual beauty that is physically perceived and its subtle charm that reaches the body and soul. This is the philosophy that inspires Altesino to produce wine and maintain its culture.