In the heart of southern Tuscany, far from industrialised city areas, Montalcino remains mostly unaffected and wild, It’s a unique and unparalleled region, and home to the Altesino winery.
Declared by Unesco a World Heritage Site in 2004, the striking natural beauty of the Altesino estate and surrounding region is undeniable. And Altesino's great respect for this uncompromising land has translated into producing some of the highest quality wines in Tuscany. Altesino's vintages are born from age-old culture and tradition artfully combined with an innovative spirit and moulded by the challenges and natural spoils of its rugged yet beautiful terrain.
This historic estate comprises more than 80 hectares, 44 of which consist of vineyards subdivided into the “crus” of Altesino, Macina, Castelnuovo dell'Abate (in the district of Velona), Pianezzine and Montosoli – this last famous for the production of extremely elegant wines.
Altesino pioneered numerous innovations in the production of the Sangiovese di Montalcino grape which make up the majority of its vines, however the property is also known for varietals of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Trebbiano, Malvasia, Vermentino, Chardonnay and Viognier.
Altesino are renowned throughout Tuscany for their commitment to innovation, from the introduction of the 'Cru' (Montosoli) concept in 1975 and the first experiments with barriques in 1979, to the first Futures (purchasing wine before its release) printed for Brunello in 1985.
Altesino's pioneering legacy and ongoing success can be attributed to their attention to detail, respect for the land and passion for creating some of the highest quality wines in Tuscany.
View our range of wines from Altesino here.