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Sesti Brunello di Montalcinotext
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Sesti Brunello di Montalcino 2016

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyGiuseppe 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. After marrying, he moved his family to Tuscany, where they bought the abandoned ruins of the hamlet and castle of Argiano, all 102 hectares, on southern boarder of Siena. He started planting vines in 1991, and his four children grew up amidst the vines. In 1999 daughter Elisa joined the estate full time to take care of the 9 hectares of viticulture and winemaking. This sangiovese comes from sandy marine soils at 350m, was fermented over 2 weeks in stainless and then aged in Slavonian oak for 3 years, followed by one year of bottle age. Wild raspberry, wild cherry, worked leather, tobacco is scented with dried florals, and lit with ample buzzy minerals underneath. Tannins are firm and grippy, housing this savoury red through a lingering saline / scrubby rosemary finish. Quite finessed, with great presence, this has a ways to go yet.Tasted: 16 June 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 135.00 consignment Producer: SestiDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Sangiovese