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Sesti - "Castello di Argiano" Rosso Di Montalcino 2020 (750ml)


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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. 5,300 vines per hectare. Age of vines: 15 years. 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.
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.
It greets the palate like velvet, then unleashes a wild side: black cherry, spices, a bloody note, and finally a gutsy finish that leaves something to ponder long after it’s gone.