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2011 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino "Montosoli Cru" Tuscany, Italy 93 POINTS $144 for 2/750ml btls

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We're all counting down the last few days before Christmas - and if you are like us, there are still a lot of presents that need to be purchased and placed under the tree. Just about everyone has that friend or family member that "ABSOLUTELY LOVES" the wines of Tuscany... and Brunello di Montalcino in particular. Today's Buy The Pair, the 2011 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino "Montosoli Cru" is just the answer for what to get for that person.... even if that person is YOU!!

Altesino was established in 1970 and over the last half century has established itself as one of the blue chip producers in Montalcino. One of the leading innovators within the DOCG, Altesino was the first winery to utilize barrique aging in the production of their Brunello di Montalcino. Altesino was also the first producer to introduce a single vineyard "Cru" bottling when they released their 1975 Montosoli Cru selection.

The tiny 13 acre vineyard located at the top of their vineyard holdings receives virtually 360 degrees of exposure to the sun during the growing season. It is one of the finest sites for growing Sangiovese Grosso in all of Tuscany. After the fruit has been harvested, winemaker Alessandro Ciacci lightly presses the fruit and cold macerates the juice on the skins for up to 10 days. The must is then fermented in stainless steel tanks and aged in Slovenian oak barrels for 4 years prior to 4 months bottle aging and release.

Let's take a moment to check out the press:

James Suckling :94 Points
"A very ripe style with prune, berry and salted-nut aromas and flavors. Full body, savory intensity and a long, flavorful finish. Lots of juicy, fabulous fruit. Shows the greatness of the vineyard." 10/2015

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 Points
"The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Montosoli provides us with one of the most beautiful tastes of Brunello in 2011. The secret here is that fruit is sourced from the Montosoli cru in the northern side of the appellation that performed very nicely in this warm vintage. The wine reaches excellent balance between power and elegance. It leaves a statement but never feels overwhelming. That intensity is presented in terms of fruit freshness, cherry, blackberry and currant. It also comes forth as spice, tobacco and leather. The mouthfeel is exceedingly smooth and silky. The tannins are integrated and soft. Montosoli is planted to a special clone that is grafted over when the vines die. The clone has never been replaced. Because the vineyard is located on the north side of the appellation, it was protected from the heat this vintage. 93+"
ML 3/2016

Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
"Wild berry, sunbaked soil, chopped mint, leather and menthol aromas meld together on this on this impressive wine. The bright, juicy palate doles out ripe wild cherry, crushed raspberry, mint, anise, clove and a hint of tobacco. Fresh acidity and velvety tannins offset the chewy fruit flavors and lend balance." KO 5/2016

Wine Spectator: 93 Points
"Complex aromas and flavors of macerated cherry, plum, eucalyptus, tobacco and mineral are the hallmarks of this sweet yet structured Brunello. Balanced and approachable now, yet this should develop well. Fine length." BS, Web-2016

The 2011 Altesino Brunello di Montalcino "Montosoli" Cru is a rare and very fine bottle of wine that you will not find just anywhere everyday. The vineyard site is very small and the production standards are so high that only a tiny amount is produced in the best of vintages. We have secured a small quantity of this magnificent Brunello and we are psyched to be able to bring it to you at a savings of 40% off the market price at just $72 a bottle net with today's feature. What we have in stock at the open of business today is all we are going to have... when it's sold out it is gone for good. Whether you are shopping for that friend or family member with the Tuscan fine wine itch or you are simply shopping for yourself, jump right in and grab yourself a pair or more of these bottles today. CHEERS!

DON'T FORGET TO ORDER 2 BOTTLES!

THIS OFFER WILL EXPIRE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 5th, 2018 - OR WHEN THE PRODUCT RUNS OUT! IN ORDER TO EXPEDITE YOUR ORDER, PLEASE BRING IN A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT FOR PICKUP.

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