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Sesti "Monteleccio" Tocana IGT '15


Sesti "Monteleccio" Tocana IGT '15

Giuseppe Maria “Giugi” Sesti was not born into a family of winemaking. In fact, his passions were originally deeply embedded in the fine arts and astronomy, the latter in which was his initial career and that he continued to touch upon throughout his winemaking career, as well. Instead of being genetically predisposed to winemaking, it came to him through experience and the growth he exhibited from initially assisting neighbors with their vineyards and wineries, and then taking the abandoned ruins of the hamlet and castle of Argiano that he and his wife bought, cleared the land and eventually planted 13 hectares of vines (the remaining 89 hectares is given to olive groves grazing or woodland) in 1991. He has begun the makings for a family affair in which his daughter, Elisa is now an integral part of the winery.

Ironically enough, Giugi's astronomical knowledge would come in handy, as he applies knowledge of the moon's influence upon his vineyards, although they are not technically certified in any official practice. From the start, the interest in raw, natural material that fed the earth and vines and an eco-friendly philosophy became an instant credential for maintenance and farming, and has been implemented since the start.

The name of this wine, "Monteleccio" is an Italian version of the Latin name “Montalcino,” meaning “hill of the holm oaks,” a nod to his and his wines' home. The vines are on south-facing slopes, about 350 m. in elevation, where the vines are well exposed and the climate is arid. 100% Sangiovese is vinified in tank and then aged in botti for 12 months. Both elegant and fun. Ripe red fruits such as dark cherry and dried cranberry is accompanied by subtle spice, violets and earth. This is an unbelievable value.




Producer Sesti
Vintage 2015
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Sangiovese


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