GETTING STARTED |
WINE NOTES |
SEARCH SITE |
DISCUSSION FORUMS |
30 SECOND WINE ADVISOR |
Previous day's wine note
|Altesino 1998 Rosso di Altesino Toscana ($9.99)|
Dark garnet. A wild blend of rustic aromas - barnyard and "burnt match" and plummy black fruit. More fruit-focused in flavor, black plums and earthy notes, laced up with lemony acidity. Definitely a country-Italian style; fanatics of ultra-clean "New World" wines would probably push it away, but serve it up with a hearty Italian dinner and it comes into perspective. U.S. importer: Winebow Inc., NYC. (Dec. 14, 2000)
FOOD MATCH: Like most tart and fruity Tuscan reds, it made a fine match with a cheesy, tomato-sauced pasta dish of baked ziti; it would also complement just about any red meat or roast poultry.
Wine notes in 'shelf-hanger' format:
We are now publishing Wine Lovers' Page wine reports in the familiar "shelf-hanger" size and format, to make it easy for wine merchants or collectors to print them out, clip and post them where this wine is displayed. We do ask, however, that the Wine Lovers' Page name and URL be left intact, and that these reports be used with the specific wines rated, not different bottlings or vintages.
All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I accept no free samples from wineries or distributors, purchasing all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.
Have you tasted this wine?
E-mail me your tasting notes, and I'll consider adding them to this page.
Back to Current Tasting Notes Index