2014 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino SKU #1285245

$19.99

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Tasting Notes

This exceptionally small estate sits above Tenuta di Sesta (sopra means "above" in Italian) on Montalcino’s south slope, but with this small bit of elevation you reach an outcrop of galestro, a marine-based exfoliating shale that gives the most profound Sangiovese.

Staff Reviews

  • Morgan Laurie
    By: Morgan Laurie
    8/29/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    I have a strong fondness for Italian wine and after finding this sub $20 bottle of Sangiovese, I love it even more! Medium bodied with supple tannin and bright acidity, this Rosso di Montalcino really opens up with 20-30 of air. Beautiful bright cherry, fresh tomato and tomato stems, and a little bit of spice, this is one I'll be buying on repeat.
  • John Downing
    By: John Downing
    2/27/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    We recently re-tasted this in Hollywood and were reminded why this wine sells out quickly each vintage. Even in a more challenging year like 2014, Sesta di Sopra managed to craft another beauty. It's lighter and more elegant yet offers up plenty of spiced red fruit across the palate along with a delicious finish. Sublime.
  • Greg St. Clair
    By: Greg St. Clair
    2/7/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This wine is pure and classic—that wild cherry Sangiovese just explodes from the glass—not opulent and fruity, just heady, lithe and focused. Ettore Spina has crafted a superbly complex and classic expression of the vintage, a wine that feels equine to me—rippling muscles but lean, not heavy, vibrant not ponderous. Nose in the air and ears back, this wine is just bursting to get in your glass—with so much complexity, balance and length, a truly superb wine.
  • Mike Parres
    By: Mike Parres
    1/3/2017
    K&L Staff Member
    This rosso was matured in French oak barriques and aged in bottle for three months before release. It has the classic rich and ripe black fruit, strawberry and toasty vanilla notes, Sesta’s terrior, a little earthy with minerals and incredible length on the finish. This will work great with ribs, burgers or pork loin, or a hearty winter stew.

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