Albatreti Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2017

£55.99

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The Albatreti winery was founded by Gaetano Salvioni, a graduate of Fine Art from Florence University and cousin to the world-famous Giulio Salvioni (La Cerbaiola). Gaetano’s father and mother owned small properties in the surroundings of Montalcino so viticulture and winemaking have always been a significant part of their lives. The property was almost abandoned after the great frost of January 1985 when about 1000 olive trees were killed by the polar temperatures. Only a small vineyard (0.15 ha), high-density planted, resisted the frost. Gaetano and his wife, from whose family the property originated, decided to shift the production to grapes and wine. Alongside the small old vineyard in 1999 they planted 2.5 hectares of Sangiovese, followed by another 2 hectares a few years later.

Gaetano’s Rosso di Montalcino ages in 6,5hl Botti for 10 months and a further 6 months in bottle before release. Around 3,000 of the Brunello di Montalcino are produced. Aging is split between 10 months in 1hl cask and 3 years in 6,5hl barrel.

This traditional style Brunello, is inviting and complex;  it has an intense ruby red colour, on the nose hints of mint, spice and balsamic notes along with intense aromas of red fruit and liquorice. On the palate it is elegant and fresh, with savoury notes of mushroom and crunchy tannins. 

Alcohol – 14.5% ABV

*Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans

 

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Joe’s Judgements

Brunello is one of the best of the best, a figurehead for Italian red wine and one that critics say is one of the best.

I agree, however, Brunello in its young form is a little untamed and shows spectacularly bold fruit flavours, mouth-gripping tannin and bracing acidity. Albatreti Brunello di Montalcino shows these traits in spades. Dried cherry and blueberry on the nose, mushroom and oregano starting to peek through, charcuterie meats, balsamic hints and vanilla. Even more complex on the palate, big tannins, medium (+) acidity and additional flavours of mature blackberries, chocolate and espresso.

Drink now in its teenage state and its a challenging but delicious wine. Lay down for a few years and it’s going to be very exciting. Please oh please decant this wine a good 2 hours before drinking as well.

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