Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino 2011

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The Sesta Estate has been in existence in Tuscany for many centuries, with historical documentation dating back to the 1400's. In 1850, two brothers from Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Felice and Giovanni Ciacci became owners of the property. In 1966, the first bottles of Brunello from the Tenuta di Sesta Estate were produced by Giuseppe Ciacci, father of current owner Giovanni Ciacci. At the time, there were only twelve bottlers and, for this reason, the Tenuta di Sesta Estate is recognized as one of the historical estates in the territory of Montalcino. Since 1995 the winery has been managed by Giovanni Ciacci, who has since been joined by his children Andrea and Francesca in the areas of business and agronomic management. For the Ciacci family, traditional aging in big oak barrels and renewed vineyard management based on climatic changes and in favor of the territory constitute the best strategy to obtain wines that best express the territory of Montalcino.

The family's Brunello di Montalcino is made of 100% Sangiovese from a selection of the best grapes of their estate vineyards, matured in 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 30 months with subsequent agiing of four months in the bottle. Uniting traditional and modern technology, Brunello has always been a great wine, certainly important and a pleasure to drink. When it is young, it is rich in scents of fruit and flowers. When it has aged, it acquires complex ethereal characteristics and offers a broad bouquet with an aroma of autumn leaves.

Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Tenuta di Sesta
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine EnthusiastAromas of wild berry, thyme and a whiff of cellar floor lead the nose on this structured red while the full-bodied palate offers dried black cherry, white pepper, sage and anise. Tightly wound tannins provide framework. Give it a few years to unfurl then drink up.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2016