Extends over about 200 ha (494,2 ac) including 30 ha (74,13 ac) of vineyards of which 13.07 ha (32,29 ac) are registered to D.O.C.G. to produce Brunello di Montalcino, 7.4 ha (18,28 ac) to Rosso di Montalcino D.O.C. and 10.86 ha (26,80 ac) are registered to S.Antimo D.O.C.. The remaining area is mostly covered by olive groves, 45 ha (111,19 ac) and grain, 55 ha (135,90 ac).







Since 1995 the winery has been managed by Giovanni Ciacci, who has since been joined by his children Andrea e Francesca in the areas of business and agronomic management. For the Ciacci family, traditional ageing in big oak barrels and renewed vineyard management based on climatic changes and in favor of the territory constitute the best strategy to obtain wines that best express the territory of Montalcino.




Clearly of Roman origin, the name Sesta derives from the sixth (sesta in Italian) milestone where the Parish Church of Saint Mary of Sexta once stood along the ancient road from Roselle to Chiusi, which was already an important Etruscan communication route as evidenced by the numerous archaeological finds along this road.











In the “Carta Aretina” document of 714, “Pieve di Sesta” was counted among the parishes in the Diocese of Chiusi. It was then the subject of dispute between the Bishops of Siena and Arezzo in the following centuries. It is not known how long this Parish remained in operation, but it is likely that it ended shortly after the Abbey of Sant’ Antimo was founded at the end of the VIII century in the nearby Starcia Valley and its ensuing rapid expansion. All the land on the Sesta property surely became part of the holdings of the Abbey. The Sesta Estate was formed after the expansion of the Republic of Siena and the decline and subsequent suppression of the Abbey of Sant'Antimo in 1462 at the hands of Pope Pious II (Enea Silvio Piccolomini from Siena). During the period of Siennese expansion, Sesta came into the possession of the noble Tolomei family who built a chapel in honour of Saint Catherine of Siena. In 1850, two brothers from Castelnuovo dell’Abate, Felice and Giovanni Ciacci became owners of the property. In 1966, the first bottles of Brunello from the Tenuta di Sesta Estate were produced by Giuseppe Ciacci, father of current owner Giovanni Ciacci. At the time, there were only twelve bottlers and, for this reason, the Tenuta di Sesta Estate is recognized as one of the historical estates in the territory of Montalcino.







…Wine starts in the vineyard…

New “modern” agronomic management with respect to the past adapting to climactic changes over time accompanied by traditional ageing in Slavonian oak barrels to preserve original features.

In the vineyard: our focus is on growing grapes that, according to the physical and chemical characteristics of each vineyard, achieve good freshness through meticulous management of the leaf canopy around the grapes as well as concentration through cluster thinning of excess bunches.

In the cellar: it is our belief that Sangiovese in the territory of Montalcino has a flavour to preserve: the use of Slavonian oak barrels, average size 30hl, is able to lend the wine a quality of aromas that do not mask the unique taste of Sangiovese Grosso cultivated in our area.