ORCIA SANGIOVESE SESTERZO
Grape variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso
Terroir: Clay marl with elevated presence of galestro and albariza skeleton
Vineyard altitude: 480 m
Farming method: spurred cordon
Harvest period: selected harvesting by hand takes place at the end of October.
Harvest type: Manual
Vinification and aging: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature (20-30°C). Spontaneous fermentation due to wild yeasts and a long term maceration of the grape skins. Ageing 30 months in brand-new French oak tonneaux and big Barrel
Tasting notes: “Sesterzo” is our top wine and it continues to improve. It’s a single-vineyard wine from the most suitable area of the Orcia Doc, called “zona della Ripa”. It has notes of ripe cherry, dry plum, tobacco and white chocolate with smooth elegant tannins. In the mouth its vibrant acidity appeals to those with a preference for the traditional Tuscan Sangiovese. Although Sesterzo is ready to drink it deserves to be refined in the bottle to achieve its maximum expression. Extended ageing brings out complexity and soft, supple tannins along with delightful fruit and spice that linger on.
Serve with: pasta with meat sauce, game, roast and braised red meat, mature cheese.