Sesti, Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 'Phenomena' 2016Regular price $160.00 Save $-160.00
The story behind Sesti is a remarkable one, as the founding family are first generation winemakers with no roots in winemaking. Giugi Sesti and his wife, Sarah, both had interests outside of the wine world, though the hills of Tuscany inevitably called their names. There they purchased an abandoned site including the property and castle of Argiano. Before Giugi became interested in wine, he had studied astronomy, which he was later able to apply to his practice of biodynamic farming where the lunar calendar was used. Sesti used a natural form of farming from the get-go. The concept of low-intervention winemaking allowed the elegance of their wines to shine. Elisa drives the next generation of winemaking, keeping the Sesti approach traditional and focused as ever.
‘Phenomena’ is Brunello di Montalcino taken entirely to the next level. Unlike Sesti’s traditional Brunello which undergoes 39 months in oak barrels, ‘Phenomena’ spends 51 months (that’s over four years!) in barrel. The illustration on the label corresponds to an astronomical event which occurred during the year of the vintage. Naturally, ‘Phenomena’ is not made every year.