Brunello di Montalcino, Sesti
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Brunello di Montalcino, Sesti - 2013

Item # 32501 750mL
$119.96/ Single Bottle
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$1439.52 $1295.57/ Case of 12
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Practicing Organic

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

Tasting Notes

A complex and aromatic Brunello from Sesti winery. Vivid acidity gives freshness to the wine that is full of dark and black fruits. Overall, the wine has a firm structure and weight. Decant for an hour so before enjoying it with braised meat dishes.

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Staff Pick Notes

Remarkably lithe and elegant for a wine in this category. Once it is decanted, the acidity shines through and the tannins are soft and easy. It still showcases the big, dark red fruits you expect. But this vintage is more feminine than usual. Soft, round, and opulent. And completely approachable. You can also cellar this for about 10 years to see where this unique vintage will take you. But I’d suggest buying a second bottle whose dusty lusciousness you can enjoy immediately, for comparison, you know?

- TR

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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...

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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...

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