2015 Sesta di Sopra Extra Vergine Olive Oil (750ml)

SKU #1249773

Sesta di Sopra is a 44-hectare farm dating back to the 1200s and located south of Montalcino, about 2.5 miles from Castelnuovo dell'Abate in Tuscany. According to the winery: "Olive harvest, done by "brucatura" (hand stripping), is done at the beginning of november. The olives of Moraiolo, Leccino and Correggiolo variety and a small percentage of Olivastra, are cold pressed within 24 hours from picking. Our IGP Toscano Extra virgin olive oil, filtered, kept in steel oil tanks and then bottled, is characterized by low level of acidity. The color shifts from emerald green to a golden yellow depending on the year. The fragrance and the flavour are fruity, intense and persistent."

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Brunello di Montalcino

- Made from 100% Sangiovese grapes from a specific clone called "Brunello" in the town of Montalcino. Situated in the southwestern part of Tuscany the town of Montalcino sits on a ridge about 400 feet above the Eastern plain. This ridge divides the region into three diverse growing areas. The northeastern part produces wines with brighter fruit, more cherry and high tone notes and somewhat leaner body. The southeastern portion often referred to, as the "Golden Triangle" is the home of Biondi Santi, the family who invented Brunello and championed its production for half a century before anyone else. This region produces wines with rich body, deep ripe cherry to plum fruit with lots of earth and spice. The third portion is the southwesterly facing slope which is the warmest (hence the ripest grapes), consistently producing wines with more breadth and richness. At the turn of this century, there were more than 150 growers who produce the 233,000 cases annually from the 2863 acres inscribed to Brunello.