Brunello di Montalcino was first produced at Tenuta di Sesta (pictured above) in 1966, the year the Montalcino D.O.C. was established, by Giuseppe Ciacci. At that time there were only twelve producers of what is now one of Italy’s best known wines. Giuseppe understood then that stringent vineyard management and careful vinification could yield a wine that would only improve during three years of refinement in 30-hectoliter casks. Giuseppe’s son Giovanni continues to produce Brunello in a classic style using clones of sangiovese grosso selected for their ability to best reflect the estate’s terroir.
Antonio Galloni of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate says of the 2003, “Tenuta di Sesta is a pretty, layered wine that possesses tons of Sangiovese typicity in its dark red cherries, tobacco, tar, smoke and wild herbs. Made in an elegant, understated style, this medium-bodied, cask-aged Brunello reveals superb precision and clarity.” He awarded the wine a score of 92 in the April 2008 issue.
Vino is offering five cases, first come first served, at the remarkable price of $41.00 a bottle. If there is any left by tomorrow evening we will have a bottle open for our Friday Sangiovese tasting. Our standard case discount does not apply to this offer.
Brunello di Montalcino 2003 Tenuta di Sesta
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New York, NY 10016
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