2015 Albatreti Rosso di Montalcino SKU #1317197


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Tasting Notes

Monty Waldin writes: "Albatreti is an estate winery in Montalcino in Tuscany, Italy. The estate is named after a woodland plant, l’albatro, which is from the same family as the strawberry tree. The vineyards of the estate are west-facing to the Tyrrhenian sea. 450 metres (1,476 feet). Some of the vines are in a dip. At Benvenuto Brunello 2015 Gaetano told me there were 32 hectares (79 acres) of land of which 5 hectares (12.35 acres) are Sangiovese and the rest (apart from some olives) is woodland. All the vines were planted from 1999 in what was an olive grove, apart from 0.25 hectares (0.62 acres) of Sangiovese (for Brunello) which already existed at the time of purchase (in 1995). The 5 hectares of 100% Sangiovese comprises 2 hectares (4.94 acres) for Brunello, 1 hectare (2.47 acres( for Rosso and 2 hectares (9.9 acres) for Sant’Antimo Rosso. Gaetano did not know what rootstock he used at planting when I asked him. The vines are in three plots isolated from each other but on a single estate. His neighbours are Renzo Cosimi, Il Palazzone, Petroso and Lo Spuntone."

Staff Reviews

  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    Old school Tucan goodness. This wine captures that dusty, savoriness of Sangiovese without the edginess. Dark cherry and brighter berries backed by that sotto bosco. Best deal in Tuscany by far.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    K&L Staff Member
    This is drinking GREAT! right now and will over the next couple of years (but only if you can keep your hands off it and keep some in the cellar). Here is a wine that packs a wallop and lots of bang for your buck all in one! Give this rosso about an hour to open up and stand back, on the palate you will find strawberries and black cherries, a little bitter cocoa and some toasty oak & vanilla, fine tannins and a hint of Montalcino dust on the long finish.
  • Gary Westby
    By: Gary Westby
    K&L Staff Member
    The 2015 vintage is a special one in Tuscany, and this Albatreti Rosso Di Montalcino stands out even in such a strong field. This sangiovese has rich, beautiful rainier cherry fruit, clean earth and a perfect balance of brightness and tannin on the finish. I found it to be better than a lot of Brunello that I have tasted over the years!


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