Brunello on Carriage for Rockefeller

Visiting Tuscany in a carriage and stopping at a wine estate to sip a ‘Brunello di Montalcino’, one of Italy’s finest wines. It sounds like the beginning of a fairy tale, andDavid Rockefeller yet it really happened just a few days ago, although the protagonist of this exciting trip is a personality who may well belong to the world of fairy tales: Mr. Rockefeller.

As reported by the website Montalcinonews, U.S. 98-year-old investment banker, the last patriarch of the oil empire founders’family, has a great passion for Italy and wine. This time he chose the area of Monte Amiata (1,738-mt-high mountain in the provinces of Grosseto and Siena, the main  ski resort of the Brunello di Montalcino wine grapesregion and one of the most important forest reserves in Southern Tuscany) and Montalcino, a hilltown in the province of Siena famous for its Brunello di Montalcino wine.

In Montalcino, David Rockefeller was a guest in the Sesti estate run by Giuseppe Maria Sesti, an expert in astronomy and Baroque music from Venice, and Elisa Sesti, owner of a degree in theater design and architecture in London.

In addition to Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino , the Sesti estate produces, two other wines with Sangiovese (Grangiovese and Monteleccio), one blend with Cabernet Sauvignon (Sesti Castle), one Sauvignon and one Rosé.brunello-rosso-di-montalcino

And it was a Brunello di Montalcino that won the title of best wine in Italy according to the  Best Italian Wine Awards International Jury: Brunello di Montalcino Poggio di Sotto, version Riserva 2007, produced by Bertarelli – Tipa, a family tied to the land as well as the sea, having twice won the America’s Cup with sailing catamarans.