Rosso di Montalcino, Sesti
Staff Pick
Organic

Rosso di Montalcino, Sesti - 2016

Item # 32500 750mL
$49.96/ Single Bottle
You Save 10%
$599.52 $539.57/ Case of 12
Color
Red
Vintage
Country
Region
Sub-Region
Producer
Grape Variety

Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

A delicious Sangiovese with ripe plum and blackcurrant notes and with Mediterranean herbs. Medium-bodied with ripe tannins. Rosso spends 30 months in older 30 hectoliters Slovenian oak before it is bottled and released. The wine does not see any fining or filtering.


Need Help Deciding? Get personal recommendations from our staff

Staff Pick Notes

Who better to found a winery using biodynamic practices, which tie harvesting efforts to the lunar cycle, than an actual astronomer? Giuseppe Sesti was once an accomplished astronomer and prolific published author on the science of the stars. He decided to use that expertise to grow world class Sangiovese. Now primarily run by his daughter Elisa, the winery Sesti makes a world renowned Brunello. But if you're like me and rarely have the money and/or time to spend waiting for Brunello to come of age, try this special Rosso today. Unfiltered and relatively light on its feet, the wine features gorgeous bright red fruit, touches of oak and tobacco, with savory notes of mushroom and great length. Perfect choice for meaty pasta dishes or mushroom risotto. Will benefit from a nice decanting.

- MM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

Read More

Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh...

Read More

Sign up for our emails
Receive 10% Off Your First Order
Sign up for our emails

*required

Offer available to new subscribers. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Does not apply to items on sale, solid cases, corporate orders, or orders containing an item priced at more than $10,000.