Altesino Winery

Though the worldwide reputation of Brunello has encouraged some conservatism among Montalcino estates, Altesino has always been a leader, unafraid of innovation. The estate pioneered the technique of aging its IGT wines in small French oak barrels, limiting the time spent in oak to enhance each wine's personality. The resulting wines were a groundbreaking improvement over those produced by traditional methods. No longer overwhelmed by wood, they were able to display the unique characteristics of the fruit, with softened tannins and perfect balance.

Not content to rest on its laurels, 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 regions 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 estates 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. This achievement is even more impressive considering Brunello is perhaps the most recognized Italian appellation.

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Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2016
Produced using 100% Sangiovese di Montalcino grapes and refined in Slavonian oak barrels for eight months, it is placed on the market after a minimum of one year from the harvest. A brilliant ruby red colour with a persistent bouquet of fresh fruit and wild berries. It is well-balanced on the
Item Number: 30114
Bottle:$24.95
Case: $299.40
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Altesino Brun di Montalcino 2013 1.5L
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 An intense perfume of juniper, bay laurel, sage, rose and berries marks this silky red. The structure is there, yet superb balance and refined tannins help this retain elegance through the long finish. Almost ethereal in its presence. Best from 2021 through 2036.- B.S.  Wine
Item Number: 29137
Bottle:$125.95
Case: $755.70
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 Sporting a medium dark color, the 2012 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is the most robust and powerful wine among these new releases from Altesino. More than its Riserva status (that requires an extra year of aging compared to base Brunello), that richness is a result of the dry and
Item Number: 28144
Bottle:$104.95
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Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2013
94  James Suckling 
James Suckling 94 A wealth of ripe fruit with spice, orange peel and cherry. Full body, fine tannins and a bright and vivid finish. Drink in 2021."
Item Number: 27919
Bottle:$48.95
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Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2011
93  Wine Advocate 
The Wine Advocate 93 "The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli provides us with one of the most beautiful tastes of Brunello in 2011. The secret here is that fruit is sourced from the Montosoli cru in the northern side of the appellation that performed very nicely in this warm vintage. The wine
Item Number: 23609
Bottle:$89.95
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Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2013
99  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 99 Enticing aromas of ripe berry, chopped herb, new leather, tobacco and a whiff of eucalyptus all mingle together on this gorgeous, vibrant red. The stunning, savory palate boasts juicy red cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and star anise while firm refined tannins and vibrant

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2015
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" Brunello is often referred to as Italy’s top Ambassador, and Altesino belongs to the elite league of Brunelli producers. Altesino, located in the eastern hills of Montalcino, Tuscany, is a leader in making first-class wines of elegance and finesse. They are known for significant innovations in

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2012
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97"Fantastic aromas of blueberries, plums, bark and wet earth follow through to a full body, velvety and polished tannins and a wonderful finish. Refined and persistent on the finish. Drink in 2019 and onwards."

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2012
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96 WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 11 " Cherry, leather and iron notes mark this suave, elegant red. A bit reticent now, but the fruit is fresh and long on the finish. The dense tannins leave a mouthcoating impression, but this opens up beautifully over a few hours. Best from 2021 through

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2014
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

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino shows a very distinct personality that separates it from its peers. There's a dark, mysterious and masculine side to this wine that is evident from first impact. The bouquet offers infinite layers of black fruit, plum, spice, cumin seed and crushed

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2013
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90  Decanter 
Decanter 90 "Pure, precise aromas and flavors of strawberry and red plum with spicy nuances. Fruity, fresh and fun - the fruit is vibrant and clean with good balance and a leathery finish."  Wine Advocate 89 " The 2013 Rosso di Montalcino is a tight and tonic red wine with loads of fresh fruit

Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 2010
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95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"Wonderful decadent aromas of musk, orange peel and plum follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a long and rich finish. Salty and savory. Layers of gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold. "

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 10 3.0L
97  James Suckling 
James Suckling 97"Beautiful aromas of dark fruits and minerals. Full-bodied, succulent and chewy. It's tight and stony. Lots of black olives and wet earth under the fruit. Bright and linear wine with beautiful layers. Better in 2018."

Altesino 1.5L Brunello di Montalcino 2010
95  James Suckling 
James Suckling 95"Wonderful decadent aromas of musk, orange peel and plum follow through to a full body, with soft tannins and a long and rich finish. Salty and savory. Layers of gorgeous fruit. Drink or hold.

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2012
89  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 89" Round and fruity, with good cut defining the cherry, strawberry, bitter herb and tobacco flavors. Shows fine balance and harmony, finishing with elegance. Drink now through 2020. 3,300 cases made. "

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 08 3.0L
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95  WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 96 "One of the most sought after wines from Montalcino, Montosoli is consistently a blockbuster red. Its intense ruby red color tends towards elegant garnet with age. On the nose, it shows a complex personality with a delicious blend of black cherry,

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2008
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95  WS TOP 100 2013 Rank 96 "One of the most sought after wines from Montalcino, Montosoli is consistently a blockbuster red. Its intense ruby red color tends towards elegant garnet with age. On the nose, it shows a complex personality with a delicious blend of black cherry,

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2011
90  International Wine Cellar 
International Wine Cellar 90 "Bright red with an amber rim. Spicy aromas of clove, rosemary and nutmeg complement pure red cherry and strawberry on the gorgeous nose; a hint of game emerges with aeration. Big, fat and dense on the palate but with a solid underpinning of spicy minerality and vibrant

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2010
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90" Very pretty Rosso with spice and berry character and hints of dried cherries. Full to medium body, with silky tannins and a long fruity, citrus finish. Outstanding Rosso. Drink now. " ~ JamesSuckling.com "

Altesino Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2009
 "In Pure Montalcino, Minus the Wait, Eric Asimov was joined by New York Times colleague Florence Fabricant, Lacey Burke, a sommelier at Del Posto, and Gabrio Tosti di Valminuta, the proprietor of De-Vino wine shop on the Lower East Side to taste 20 bottles of Rosso di Montalcino. Aside from the

Altesino Montosoli Brunello di Montalcino 2001
96  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 96Collectible"Very beautiful aromas of flowers, ripe fruit and crushed blackberries. Full-bodied yet refined. Layers of tannins. Balanced. Montosoli is a great Brunello vineyard. Best after 2008. 1,500 cases made. (JS)"