This small vineyard produced one of Italy's first "cru" wines. Located at the top of Altesino's vineyards is the prestigious Montosoli vineyard where ancient limestone soils with the 360 degree exposure combine to yield a Brunello of exceptional style and elegance.
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, raspberry, violet, licorice, vanilla and black pepper. Extremely enticing, opulent and elegant on the palate, with a warm, long-lasting finish, Montosoli is a wine for special occasions.
Pair this wine with beef bourgignon and stroganoff, lamb shank, and roasted rabbit.
Good ruby-tinged luminous red. Red cherry, plum liqueur, leather and flowers on the nose. Round, lush and fairly full in the mouth, but somewhat unforthcoming in its reticent dark plum and berry flavors. Nicely persistent but still rather closed down and not fully expressive yet, but obviously has the stuffing to age. Needs plenty of cellar time still. The 2015 is the 40th anniversary of this bottling. - Vinous Media 93 Points