2016 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
2016 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino
  • JS 94
  • WA 94
  • JD 93

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JS 94
jamessuckling.com, November 2020
A tight, refined red with plum, berry, cherry and some cedar and lemon peel. It’s medium-to full-bodied with fine, tight tannins and a fresh finish. Pretty, ripe fruit at the end. Drinkable now, but better in 2022.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
(94+ points) This wine sources its fruit from a moderately high parcel that measures 13 hectares and is perched 400 meters in elevation. The soils here are thin and drain well, with a mix of calcareous and schistous...   (94+ points) This wine sources its fruit from a moderately high parcel that measures 13 hectares and is perched 400 meters in elevation. The soils here are thin and drain well, with a mix of calcareous and schistous terrain. The Tenuta di Sesta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is fermented with ambient yeasts in stainless steel and later ages in various-sized botte made with Slavonian oak. This very natural and traditional approach allows for those expressive vintage aromas to shine bright. This 2016 Brunello shows linear fruit with forest berry and wild cherry. You get all of that here with tight tannins, cola and mineral. Some 40,000 bottles were made, and this wine delivers a classic and straightforward interpretation of this terrific vintage. - Monica Larner  
JD 93
jebdunnuck.com, March 2021
The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has aromatics of cherry fruit leather, lavender, and balsamic. The palate is ripe with raspberry coulis, sage, and tomato leaf. It has a well-balanced but present structure of tannin and...   The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino has aromatics of cherry fruit leather, lavender, and balsamic. The palate is ripe with raspberry coulis, sage, and tomato leaf. It has a well-balanced but present structure of tannin and fresh acidity. Enjoy over the next 15 years, and drink 2022-2036.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML

Label

Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino is pure Sangiovese Grosso from a selection of the best grapes from the estate’s vineyards. The wine is matured in 30 hl Slavonian oak barrels for 30 months, with subsequent aging in bottle for about 4 months. 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.

Winery

Tenuta di Sesta

The name Sesta, of Roman origin, derives from the sixth (sesta in Italian) milestone where the Parish Church of Saint Mary of Sexta once stood along the ancient road from Roselle to Chiusi.

The Sesta Estate was formed after the expansion of the Republic of Siena. In 1850, Felice and Giovanni Ciacci became owners of the property and 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 of Brunello. For this reason, the Tenuta di Sesta estate is recognized as one of the historical Montalcino estates.

The property extends over 200 hectares, of which 30 hectares are under vine for the production of Brunello di Montalcino, Rosso di Montalcino, and Sant’Antimo wines. The remaining area is mostly covered by olive groves and grain. Since 1995, the winery has been managed by Giovanni Ciacci, who has been joined by his children Andrea and Francesca in the areas of business and agronomic management.