There are very few wineries that to us are this special. Sesta di Sopra is the epitome of "a hidden gem." We'd even go as far to say that if you love wine, even if you only just like wine, you must try Sesta di Sopra.
The energy and expressiveness of those wines will remain with you, as do the owners if you ever meet them. The wines are beautifully enticing, rich in character with wild berries and spices continually evolving in the glass and gives place to intense, velvety soft and complex wines. It is one of the smallest Montalcino estates and produces only about 4000 bottles of Brunello each year. Truly a boutique winery.
Ettore Bandirola - Owner & Winemaker: “The winery was started by my wife, Enrica, and myself on our vacation property in Montalcino from vines we planted 20 years earlier. We didn't want to complicate things so we only planted Sangiovese Grosso because we knew we could eventually sell off the grapes. 1999 was our first vintage and we were so surprised to get such amazing recognition. And we continue to be delighted with our continued recognition. This is never our objective, but we are flattered none the less. We make less than 12,000 bottles total which allows my wife to pamper our vines the same way she does with our children. Sometimes I even find her picking off all of the damaged grapes, one by one with tweezers.”
If you buy one Brunello ever in your lifetime, buy this one.