Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2017 750ml
SKU: 23967

Poggio Antico Brunello di Montalcino Altero 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Poggio Antico
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
The Altero was made from a selection of the best wine in the cellar. Aged for 30 months in French oak tonneaux (500 l), followed by 18 months of bottle refinement, the vintage is definitely cellar worthy. Juicy red currants, cherries, and sprigs of fresh rosemary are robed in vanilla and baking spice with just a wisp of smoke. Best with BBQ or lightly smoked meats and cheeses.
Wine Spectator
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Ripe, lush and expressive, this red features cherry, plum, earth, iron and tobacco flavors, with a solid line of tannins providing support. Long, picking up herbal accents on the finish. Fine balance. Best from 2025 through 2042. 666 cases made, 300 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 30, 2022
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The 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Altero (with 8,000 bottles made) represent a clear step up in intensity and balance compared to the thinner annata wine. It also offers a dense nucleus of dark fruit with blackcurrant and plum, along with some background spice, tar and smoke. Altero sources its fruit from I Poggi and Il Vignone at the highest elevations (at 500 meters above sea level). These cool growing spots have served the wine well in this hot vintage in terms of preserving aromas and freshness.

Monica Larner, February 17, 2022

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