The name of the wine, which translates to ”highest in Altesi,” refers to the fact that the grapes for this wine are sourced from some of the estate’s highest vineyards. This wine is made from a blend of equal parts Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, all of which are hand-harvested in September. The wine is then aged for 12-14 months in French oak barriques.
Near the end of 2002, Elisabetta Gnudi Angelini, owner of nearby Tenuta Caparzo, purchased the Altesino winery. Winemaker Claudio Basla remained with the estate, emphasizing his commitment to maintaining Altesino”s hard-earned reputation as a Montalcino institution and a global leader in innovative winemaking.