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Sesti, Brunello di Montalcino 2016
Italy / Red

Sesti, Brunello di Montalcino 2016

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Notes from Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant:

"Although he always enjoyed visiting vineyards and attending tastings, Giuseppe Maria “Giugi” Sesti did not initially choose a career in wine. Instead, his Venetian upbringing inspired him to study music, art, and astronomy, the last of which became his profession. He met his future wife in North Wales while writing his first book on this topic, and in 1975 Giugi and Sarah moved their family to Tuscany, where they bought the abandoned ruins of the hamlet and castle of Argiano, slowly clearing the land and restoring the buildings to create the breathtaking estate we see there today. 

While helping out at neighboring estates Giugi observed that simplicity and careful attention were the most important factors in producing great wines, while chemical intervention skewed their delicate balance; so he determined to make entirely natural wines right from the start. He even took a pioneering extra step by applying his prodigious knowledge of the moon’s influence on living things to his vineyard management and winemaking. Today the family continues this thoroughly eco-friendly philosophy (although no official certification currently meets their personal standards), and daughter Elisa’s primary concern is the materia prima, or raw material, that goes into the wine. 

The Brunello, Brunello Riserva “Phenomena,” and Rosso di Montalcino—provides traditional expressions of the appellation, robust and powerful yet refreshing, with great aging potential in the Brunellos."

Country
Italy
Sub-Region
Brunello di Montalcino
Region
Tuscany
Varieties
Sangiovese
Farming
Practicing organic and biodynamic
Soil
Oceanic sediment
Winemaking
Aged for 39 months in old oak botti, plus an additional year in bottle before release.