Brunello 2013 | New release | Sesti
Our penultimate Brunello 2013 offer is a true Goedhuis favourite: Sesti.
In 2013 the team at Castello di Argiano have produced a stunning wine of supreme elegance, underlying freshness and, as always, exceptional balance.
The previous two years, 2012 and 2011, posed considerable challenges due to the extreme heat spikes. 2013 sees a return to more moderate, cooler conditions and the Sesti's Brunello is a fine polished example of the vintage. The palate features an array of fresh red cherries, dried herbs and subtle mocha flavours with silkiness encompassed in a fine structure. Although it will provide huge pleasure immediately, the 2013 will evolve gracefully in the cellar over the next 3-5 years.
There has been some glowing praise from the critics, and in our opinion Walter Speller (jancisrobinson.com) sums it up perfectly, “Stunning balance and length. Hedonistic and yet elegant”.
**Offered subject to availability. Delivery available from May 2018.**
Brunello di Montalcino Sesti 2013
£250.00 per 6 bottles IB
£280.00 per 3 magnums IB
£210.00 per 1 double magnum IB
£320.00 per 1 imperial IB
A Brunello of precision and balance exuding gorgeous aromas of sweet red cherries, wild herbs and cut flowers, the 2013 is a wine built on grace and femininity. Enjoy now and over the next 3 to 5 years. Goedhuis & Co
Mid ruby with narrow bricky rim. Savoury nose with hints of oatmeal and spice. Compact cherry wrapped up in grainy tannins. Stunning balance and length. Hedonistic and yet elegant. Drink 2018-2024, Walter Speller, jancisrobinson.com, 17.5 points
Located at Castello di Argiano, Sesti produces classic wines from a slightly warmer corner of the Montalcino appellation. However, the 2013 Brunello di Montalcino does a great job of capturing the light and delicate side of this vintage. It does so because of the plump and bright quality of fruit at its core. Aged in botte grande for 39 months, the wine shows a tight and streamlined structure that is backed by a firm but integrated tannic backbone. This wine is showing nicely now and should evolve over the next decade. Drink 2020-2033, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 91 points
Producing Brunello di Montalcino
- Brunello di Montalcino can only be produced from Sangiovese grapes grown in the Montalcino township.
- A Brunello is released onto the market from the 1st January 5 years after the harvest. During this time it must have been aged for a minimum of 2 years in wood and 4 months in bottle.
- A Brunello Riserva can be released in the January that follows 6 years after the harvest. This year we will offer the 2012 from a small handful of leading growers.
- To qualify as a Brunello di Montalcino it must only be bottled in a Bordelais shaped bottle and have a minimum alcohol content of 12.5%.
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