Brunello is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes, which come from the estate vines planted from cuttings taken from very old neighbouring vineyards. To fertilise the vineyards and olive groves only vegetable and animal manure are used, and also for the spraying, biodegradable produce are used. After the fermentation the wine is transferred to medium size oak barrels, where it remains for four years before being refined in the bottle for another year, when it is ready to be sold under the denomination DOCG (Denorninazione di origine controllata e garantita) a title which only few wines in Italy can boast.
"The 2007 Brunello di Montalcino wafts from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, licorice and spices. This is a relatively high-toned, feminine Brunello that floats on the palate with notable grace and class. A long, gorgeous finish rounds out this harmonious 2007 from Sesti. The 2007 spent 39 months in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."
-Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Case Size 12