Sangiovese grapes are selected in the vineyard and then carefully destemmed in the winery and put immediately into steel vats without crushing. The must is kept in contact with the skins for about 20 days and pumping over every 10 hours and 1 delestage a week. The name Alteo is a combination of the names of owner Lia Tolaini-Banville’s sons, Alessandro and Matteo. The painting is a detail of Bacchus from artist Rik Olsen’s Bramosia painting.
TASTING NOTES Clear ruby red color with clean aromas of wild rose, black currant and sour black cherry. Persistent flavors of red berries with soft tannins and an overall fine structure.
GRAPE VARIETIES 100% Sangiovese EXPOSURE South ALTITUDE 200 m SOIL Lime and clay, with a considerable presence of stones. ALCOHOL 13,50% PRODUCTION 100.000 bottles per year