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Altero - Brunello di Montalcino D.O.C.G. 2000

Organoleptic Characteristics


Color


Extremely dark and concentrated.

Bouquet

Open, very persistent and clean. With wonderful aromas of blackberries, raspberries, coffee, spices and vanilla.

Taste 

Rich, powerful, extremely concentrated yet elegant and velvety. The silky and ripe tannins make it particularly smooth to the palate. Loads of plum, dark cherry and licorice and a very very long finish. A wine that will keep and further improve for many years.

Technical Characteristics

Grape Variety

Sangiovese 100%

Alcohol by volume

13.80%

Net Dry Extract

33.20 g/liter

Total Acidity (in Tartaric Acid)

5.83 g/liter

Volatile Acidity (in Acetic Acid)

0.59 g/liter

Soil Characteristics

With Eocene origins, rich in clay, which ensures a perfect drainage.

Vinification

In 80-hectoliter stain-less steel tanks, truncated-cone shaped, at controlled temperature, which never exceeds 32C. First fermentation lasted 16 days. Thanks to the particular technical characteristics of these tanks, which also have a completely removable lid, the punch-down system is used, instead of the pump-over procedure, in order to achieve a better and gentler extraction, avoiding the use of pumps.

Aging

48 months in total, 24 of which in new 500-liter French oak tonneaux.

Bottle-aging

Minimum 24 months of bottle aging before its release (end of January 2005). The wine was bottled in January 2003.

Winemaker

Carlo Ferrini

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