2014 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino 375 ml

Year: 2014
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 91
James Suckling: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$24.95

"This wine opens to a thin and streamlined appearance. The 2014 Brunello di Montalcino mirrors the main characteristics of the vintage with a clean mouthfeel and bright berry aromas. The Brunellos from 2014 are better suited to near or medium-term drinking and that's definitely the case with this wine. I'd suggest a pairing with your favorite pasta dish topped with creamy cheese sauce. Sangiovese has the natural acidity to cut through any fatty foods. This expression from Altesino achieves more fruit ripeness in 2014 with aromas of plum, dark cherry and dried cassis. Some 110,000 bottles were produced." (WA)

"Bright red. Flinty, musky aromas and flavors of red cherry, herbs and violet. Juicy and fresh, with berry flavors that linger nicely on the clean fresh finish of outstanding length. Not the most complex Brunello you’ll ever taste but a very good result for the year." (VM)

"Very perfumed aromas of dark berries and hints of dried violets and orange peel. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and a linear and fine finish. Fresh and lively. Drink now." (JS)

"This opens with aromas suggesting damp underbrush, berry, thyme and culinary spice. On the tense, somewhat lean but accessible palate, you'll find sour cherry, star anise and a coffee-bean note alongside bright acidity and polished tannins. Drink 2020–2026." (WE)

Winery Notes
Wine Description:
Brunello is considered among Italy's top-quality wines. Made from 100% Sangiovese Grosso grapes hand-harvested from the Altesino, Castelnuovo dell'Abate, Macina, and Pianezzine vineyards, this wine is an example of finesse and elegance inherent to Montalcino's best vineyard sites.

Tasting Notes:
Ruby-red with a garnet rim, this wine's bouquet displays ample aromas of violet, wild berries, tobacco, chocolate, and vanilla. On the palate, Altesino Brunello is rich, full-bodied, and velvety.

Food Pairing:
With velvety tannins, balanced acidity, and supple body, this Brunello is the wine of choice for rich dishes such as osso bucco, pot roasts, barbecues, and beef stew.