Profile of Altesino Winery
The prestigious Brunello di Montalcino maker Altesino is located in the elegant 14th century Palazzo Altesi on a beautiful estate stretching out over 80 hectares. While Altesino is a property blessed with tradition and history, the management have embraced an innovative and brave business approach, looking towards the future. They spearheaded the introduction of the Cru - single high quality vineyard- in the Montalcino region (Montosoli) in 1975; they promoted the concept of “futures” (“vente en primeur”, as it is known in France) of Brunello di Montalcino (Brunello Alltesino 1985), they were one of the first Italian wineries to introduce French barriques to the cellar for aging (1979), and they made one of the first Grappa di Brunello (1977).
Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini has owned this iconic winery since 2002 and Altesino produces outstanding wines with the help of renowned enologists Pietro Rivella and Paolo Caciorgna. Their Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wine styles are collector’s favorites, and their Super Tuscan wines Alte d’ Altesi and Palazzo d’ Altesi are top class. The wines are highly rated, 95 points for Brunello di Montosoli in Wine Spectator, as an example. Apart from the historic wine cellars (actually inside the palazzo), the estate is also home to a “Vinsantaia”, where the drying of the grapes and aging takes places for their famed vin santo wine in “caratelli” barrels. Altesino’s five “Cru” vineyards include Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Macina, Pianezzine, and Montosoli, a cru vineyard particularly famous for the incredibly elegant wines made from the grapes hand picked here.
We can organize a VIP visit and even intimate private lunch at Altesino as part of a luxury wine tour, where you’ll have the opportunity to discover the history and the origins of “Brunello di Montalcino”, this noble wine made entirely with “Sangiovese Grosso” and their breathtaking vineyards in the hills north east of Montalcino.
D.O.C:Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Toscana IGT