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What started as neighbourly help assisting in the nearby vineyards and wineries soon led Giuseppe Sesti to discover his own passion and talent for winemaking, planting his own vines at Castello di Argiano in 1991.

The progress he has made in such a short time is staggering, and the Sesti wines are now widely acknowledged to be quite simply some of the finest that Montalcino has to offer. Having studied astronomy, it is not surprising that many of his winemaking processes follow the lunar cycle. Giuseppe Sesti has succeeded in establishing an extremely impressive international reputation in the world of...

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2016 Monteleccio, Sesti

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2016 Rosso di Montalcino, Sesti

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This delightful 100% Sangiovese is wonderfully fragrant and attractive with a lovely bouquet of sweet blueberry and strawberry fruit and soft florals. The palate is elegant and pure with a smooth, vibrant texture laced with raspberries and summer fruits. This is a fantastic wine and brilliant value from this top Brunello producer.

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2011 Monteleccio, Sesti

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2014 Rosso di Montalcino, Sesti

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Tasted blind. Mature mid ruby with watery orange rim. Cherry nose with real depth and hints of malt. Succulent and concentrated and with fine, polished tannins. Almost burgundian in style and elegance. Impressive balance. 17.5 points, Walter Speller Bright amber-red. Very pure strawberry and red cherry aromas and flavors are complicated by a strong mineral element. Multilayered and complex, this...

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Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2016 benefits again from an exceptional vintage that highlights all the features ofBolgheri’s exceptional climate. Dark in colour, the wine shows a charming nose of perfectly ripe red fruit and spices. Thepalate is rich and well-rounded with beautiful velvety-textured tannins that coat the palate. A wine that combinesimmediate pleasure and great ageing capacity. Axel Heinz

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This delightful 100% Sangiovese is wonderfully fragrant and attractive with a lovely bouquet of sweet blueberry and strawberry fruit and soft florals. The palate is elegant and pure with a smooth, vibrant texture laced with raspberries and summer fruits. This is a fantastic wine and brilliant value from this top Brunello producer.

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Tasted blind. Mature mid ruby with watery orange rim. Cherry nose with real depth and hints of malt. Succulent and concentrated and with fine, polished tannins. Almost burgundian in style and elegance. Impressive balance. 17.5 points, Walter Speller Bright amber-red. Very pure strawberry and red cherry aromas and flavors are complicated by a strong mineral element. Multilayered and complex, this...

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Sesti Castello di Argiano

Giuseppe Sesti is no ordinary winegrower. His background is astronomy and music rather than wine, but that didn’t stop him taking on the role of winemaker in chief at the 13th century Castello di Argiano, which he acquired in the 1970s.

The moderate microclimate in this southern part of Tuscany helps to create juicy Montalcino wines with rich, dense complexity, while the altitude (350m) helps to maintain its archetypal sour cherry acidity. Quartz mixed with sand and light clay gives the wines an energizing mineral purity. The Sesti wine style is very perfumed with soft, sweet fruit and velvety, seductive tannins.

Sesti Wines

It is not surprising - given Giuseppe’s knowledge of astronomy and astrology - that his winemaking processes follow the lunar cycle. Production is strictly traditional with long maceration and lengthy ageing in botti; up to 60 months for the Sesti Brunello Riserva, around 40 months for the Sesti Brunello and 18 for the Sesti Rosso, followed in all instances by 12 months in bottle.

Top of the range is Sesti Phenomena, whose labels refer to the spectacular astronomical happenings during the year of production. The mainstay of the estate is the Sesti Brunello – a wine that looks and tastes beautifully mature from the moment of release, displaying considerable, expansive depth and perfume. The Rosso is in the same vein, less concentrated but soft and highly drinkable, while Monteleccio is made from the winemaker’s selection of 100% Sangiovese grapes, aged in medium size oak barrels for 12 months. This is a youthful, elegant expression of the estate – juicy, immediately accessible and delicious.

Expertly assisted by his daughter, Elisa, Sesti’s wines are now widely acknowledged to be some of the finest that Montalcino has to offer.

Explore our wide selection of Sesti wines online today. 

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7908 0600 web@armitwines.co.uk

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