Sesta di Sopra is a 44 hectare winery located in the south of Montalcino 4 km from Castelnuovo dell'Abate.
It was purchased in 1980. After having restored the house, almost certainly an ancient watchtower, two hectares of olive-grove were recovered, followed by the installation of a first vineyard and subsequently by a second one for a total of 2.8 hectares.
The Winery has a perfect position for soil composition and microclimate. The careful family management has given particular importance to the planting of the vineyards, in order to follow the most modern viticultural techniques.
The vineyards, planted in the early 90s are a selection of Sangiovese Grosso clones, are bred (spurred cordon system) on medium-textured, basically calcareous soils, which give the plants a reduced vigor with low production yields and high quality of the grapes.
The cellar is small but functional, inside there are 30 hectoliters Slavonian oak barrels, French oak barriques, and steel barrels. Here the vinification is carried out with pre-fermentative maceration at low temperatures.
Furthermore, a long maceration of the skins and the pips of the grapes takes place, with respect of the best tradition, but with the control of fermenting temperatures.
The company logo is an Etruscan symbol representing the sun, considered a divinity. For this reason it was also considered an auspicious sign.
This is our second life ...
Enrica and I, many years ago, with one of our unforgettable dear friends, we started looking for a place to move our families and where we thought we were going to live our last years.
A favorable circumstance allowed us to buy an abandoned farmhouse in a place that we have always considered "magical".
As in all projects, the need to reconcile economic means and desires, immediately arose, without renouncing the behavior dictated by our culture.
In this place, the peasant wisdom has always identified the vocation for the cultivation of the vine, since the ancient Etruscans to whom row farming is due.
And so we too have ventured into the cultivation of vines and the production of wine.
The results were immediately very good and we began to export, obtaining the means and the confirmation to continue in our project.
The vine has taught us wisdom and in the field, we have had the confirmation of what our "elders" have always taught us: work, effort, respect, honesty.
Just as in the vineyard, before the harvest, we seek maturity, the truth of a long working year, at the end of our life we will find out why of that truth.