Welcome to Episode 1719 in which host Victoria Cece interviews Matteo Marenda of Sesta di Sopra
this week on The Next Generation where young Italian wine people 30 and under shake up the wine scene.
More about today’s winery
Sesta di Sopra is an estate of 44 hectares located south of Montalcino, 4 km from Castelnuovo dell'Abate. It was purchased in 1980. After restoring the farmhouse, almost certainly an ancient watchtower, two hectares of olive groves were recovered, followed by the planting of a first vineyard and then a second for a total of 2.8 hectares. The farm has a favourable position for soil composition and microclimate. 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 1990s with a selection of Sangiovese Grosso clones, are trained (spurred cordon system) on medium-textured soils, tending to be calcareous, which give reduced vigour to the plants with low production yields and high-quality grapes. The company owns about 4 hectares of vineyards. The oldest vineyard, from which we produce the Brunello, is 29 years old, while the remaining part has an average age of 10 years.
More about the host:
Victoria Cece is a food and beverage storyteller whose curiosity is somewhere deep in a bowl of pasta or a bottle of wine. A fool for history, you can find her reading up about ancient grape varietals or wandering around a little Italian town eating everything in sight, under her alias Slutti Spaghetti.
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