Pro Version | USD Change Currency | Help | Mobile Site
Advertisement

2010 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy

NV   2010   2011
Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $31

Score: 91  
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
91/100  
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Price History for 2010 Sesta di Sopra Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Loading ...

Grape Variety

Sangiovese (or Nielluccio in Corsica), a dark-berried vine, is the most widely planted grape variety in Italy. Virtually synonymous with the red wines of Tuscany, and all the romanticism that goes with the territory, Sangiovese is the core constituent in some of the great names in Italian wine. Italy’s love affair with Sangiovese – and indeed the world’s – is generations old, though recent grapevine research suggests the variety is not as ancient as once thought.

At the dawn of the 21st Century, Sangiovese equated to roughly one in every 10 vines on the Italian peninsula. The quality of Sangiovese wine can be notoriously variable, though in the 1980s, drastically improved winemaking techniques saw a significant shift toward more quality-oriented releases. Sangiovese has numerous clones and is consequently known by many synonyms in its native Italy.

...more

Region
  • Rosso di Montalcino is found in the same defined area as its bigger brother, the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG. Both are situated in the heart of Tuscany, in central Italy. This DOC was created in 1984 in order to make the most of the fruit from younger vines of new plantings. The idea was to create a fresher style of wine that needed considerably less ageing time (one year with only six months in oak) than its sibling. This would enable producers of Brunello to make money while waiting for their DOCG wine to age, as well as declassify any Brunello that had been ageing for two to three years but had not quite reached the required standards. A similar enterprise was undertaken in Montepulciano, with the ...more

  • Tuscany is the most enduringly famous of all Italian wine regions, thanks to the romantic glamor of its endless rolling hills, cypress-lined country roads and hilltop villages. But even without all of this, evaluated on the merits of its wines alone, Tuscany stands tall, its reputation founded on such iconic wines as Chianti, ...more

  • 3 of 4

    Advertisement
    Suggested suppliers

    USA Blanchards Wines & Spirits
    $29.99
    Bottle



    Advertisement
    Site Map About Contact Business Advertising Social