October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
The Sesti Rosato is a 100% Sangiovese from grapes picked earlier than their Brunello-destined counterparts. Selected from higher-yielding vines in order to avoid high alcohol, the fruit is de-stemmed without crushing before resting in tank for up to 12 hours and then being delicately pressed. Fermentation proceeds with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel, where the wine completes its malolactic fermentation before an unfiltered bottling. The 2015 is refreshing, well-rounded, and elegant with not a single rough edge. Scented of flowers and frutti di bosco, it has a subtle tannin that makes this an excellent rosato for the table. Its mouth-filling texture and earthy nuances also make it a lovely cool-weather rosé, so don't hesitate to savor it year-round.
Giuseppe Sesti didn’t initially choose a career in wine. Instead, he was inspired to study music, art, and astronomy, the latter becoming his profession. He met his future wife in Wales while writing his first book, and in 1975 moved to Tuscany, purchasing the abandoned castle of Argiano, slowly restoring the breathtaking estate later planting his vineyards around the castle. In 1999 the Sesti’s daughter, Elisa, joined the estate full time, becoming a partner in all aspects of production. The Sesti lineup includes a white Sauvignon and a Rosato, but their Brunello, Brunello Riserva, and Rosso di Montalcino provide traditional expressions of the appellation, robust and powerful yet refreshing, with great aging potential.
There is so much contained in a glass of good wine, It is a gift of nature that tastes of man's foibles, his sense of the beautiful, his idealism and virtuosity.
Adventures on the Wine Route, pages 232