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2016 Toscana Rosso Monteleccio

Sesti


Michael's Pick The palate, with its firm structure and dusty tannins, lends itself well to roast meats, grilled vegetables, and, of course, many al dente pasta dishes.

Sesti, one of our Brunello growers in Montalcino, releases this red first to market every year. Named for their “hill of oaks” south of Montalcino, it is a blend of the fruit that doesn’t go into their Rosso di Montalcino and Brunello bottles. The (no longer a) secret is that it is usually even more delicious upon release than its nobler brothers, who need extra time to blossom. Aromatic, vibrant, well built, with an inherent energy and poise, vintage 2016 shows significant cellar promise for those so inclined.

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Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Sangiovese
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Producer: Sesti
Winemaker: Giuseppe Maria Sesti
Soil: Oceanic Sediment
Aging: One year of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 14%

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About Tuscany

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Perhaps no region is tied to Italy’s reputation as a producer of fine wine as much as Tuscany. Since Etruscan times, viticulture has played a prominent role in this idyllic land of rolling hills, and the Tuscan winemaking tradition remains as strong as ever today. With a favorable Mediterranean climate, an undulating topography offering countless altitudes and expositions, and a wealth of poor, well-draining soils, conditions are ideal for crafting high-quality wines. Add to that the rich gastronomical tradition—Tuscany is home to some of the country’s finest game, pastas, salumi, and cheeses—and you have the blueprint for a world-class wine region.

This is Sangiovese territory; in fact, it is arguably the only place in the world where Sangiovese reaches a truly regal expression. In spite of a rocky history with fluctuations in quality, traditionally produced Chianti has reclaimed its status as one of the country’s most reliable, food-friendly reds, while the rapid rise of Brunello di Montalcino shows the grape’s potential for grandiose, opulent reds allying power and finesse. Traditionally-minded growers have stuck to using only indigenous grape varieties and employing techniques like aging in massive wooden casks known as botti, creating wines of terroir that shine at the Tuscan table.

Tuscan wines have had a place in our portfolio since Kermit’s first visit in 1977. While the names of the estates have changed, the spirit of those first unfiltered Chiantis he imported live on through our current selections.

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