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Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Toscana IGT Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc 15 years Oceanic Sediment .5 ha
Toscana IGT Rosato
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Toscana IGT “Monteleccio”
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Toscana IGT “Castello Sesti”
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Rosso di Montalcino
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 2 ha
Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3.9 ha total Brunello
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Phenomena”
Sangiovese 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3.9 ha total Brunello
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines are sustainably farmed, the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France.

• South-facing vineyards at 350m altitude

• Spurred Cordon training

• Vinification in stainless steel for all wines


Toscana IGT Sauvignon and Toscana IGT Rosato:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Rosato made by saignée method, no malolactic fermentation

Toscana IGT “Monteleccio”:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 9 metric tons per hectare

• One year of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• The name of this wine is an Italian version of the Latin name “Montalcino,” meaning “hill of the holm oaks.”


Toscana IGT “Castello Sesti”:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Unfiltered and unfined

• This wine qualifies for the Sant’Antimo DOC and was previously sold under that appellation. The Sestis first sold it as an IGT with the 2006 vintage.

• Blend for 2006 vintage was 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Rosso di Montalcino:

• 5,300 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Eighteen months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• Two months of bottle aging before release


Brunello di Montalcino:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Thirty-nine months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• One year of bottle aging before release


Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Phenomena”:

• 5,200 vines per hectare

• Yield: 7.5 metric tons per hectare

• Fifty-one months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• One year of bottle aging before release

MISCELLANEA

The Sesti Estate does have a bed and breakfast. Visit www.sesti.com for contact information.

General Information

Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Appellation(s)
Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, Toscana IGT
Producer
Giuseppe Maria Sesti
Founded
1987
Annual Production
5,000 cases
Farming
Sustainable
Website
http://www.sestiwine.com/
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