2016 Tenuta di Sesta Brunello di Montalcino

Sangiovese Grosso - 750ML
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REVIEWS

JS 94 WA 94 JD 93 VN 93
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...
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...
VN 93

Vinous, November 2020

The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino from Tenuta di Sesta lifts up with a zesty display of tart cherries, incense, spiced orange peels and dusty dried earth tones. It’s silky and soft, complemented by juicy acids and sweet red...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sangiovese Grosso
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-region Brunello di Montalcino
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

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.

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.