Brunello di Montalcino
Tuscany's most famous wine region produces Sangiovese at its best
Claudio Basla's warm office was a welcome retreat one chilly morning this spring after a motorcycle ride from my house, near Arezzo, through the northern vineyards of Montalcino. Basla is part-owner and manager of Altesino, in my opinion the greatest Brunello producer of them all.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2002.