1605 SAN PABLO AVENUE, BERKELEY, CA 94702   |   510.524.1524

KERMIT LYNCH WINE MERCHANT

Technical Information

Wine Blend Vine Age Soil Type Vineyard Area*
Toscana IGT Sauvignon
Sauvignon Blanc 15 years Oceanic Sediment .5 ha
Toscana IGT Rosato
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Toscana IGT “Monteleccio”
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Toscana IGT “Castello Sesti”
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3 ha total IGT
Rosso di Montalcino
Sangiovese 15 years Oceanic Sediment 2 ha
Brunello di Montalcino
Sangiovese 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3.9 ha total Brunello
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Phenomena”
Sangiovese 20 years Oceanic Sediment 3.9 ha total Brunello
* "ha" = hectares; one hectare equals roughly two and a half acres

VITICULTURE / VINIFICATION

• Vines are sustainably farmed, the equivalent of lutte raisonnée in France.

• South-facing vineyards at 350m altitude

• Spurred Cordon training

• Vinification in stainless steel for all wines


Toscana IGT Sauvignon and Toscana IGT Rosato:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Rosato made by saignée method, no malolactic fermentation

Toscana IGT “Monteleccio”:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 9 metric tons per hectare

• One year of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• The name of this wine is an Italian version of the Latin name “Montalcino,” meaning “hill of the holm oaks.”


Toscana IGT “Castello Sesti”:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Unfiltered and unfined

• This wine qualifies for the Sant’Antimo DOC and was previously sold under that appellation. The Sestis first sold it as an IGT with the 2006 vintage.

• Blend for 2006 vintage was 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon

Rosso di Montalcino:

• 5,300 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Eighteen months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• Two months of bottle aging before release


Brunello di Montalcino:

• 5,400 vines per hectare

• Yield: 8 metric tons per hectare

• Thirty-nine months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• One year of bottle aging before release


Brunello di Montalcino Riserva “Phenomena”:

• 5,200 vines per hectare

• Yield: 7.5 metric tons per hectare

• Fifty-one months of élevage in 30-hectoliter oak botti

• Unfiltered and unfined

• One year of bottle aging before release

MISCELLANEA

The Sesti Estate does have a bed and breakfast. Visit www.sesti.com for contact information.