The sextant is a precision instrument used in navigation since the XVIIIth century to locate the latitude of a certain place measuring the angle of elevation of a celestial object above the horizon. The sextant is an essential instrument to set a course. Since this instrument to be used properly requires, for its peculiarity, precision and ability, this estate where the Tommasi Viticoltori started their history has been called “IL SESTANTE”, for the devotion, the great care and the uttermost attention to quality dedicated to it. “IL SESTANTE” estate today includes the historical 8 hectares on Monte Masua hill, in the Valpolicella Classica area, and the 7 hectares of the “San Martino” vineyard, on lake Garda. Out of these property only three wines are produced:
“Monte Masua” Amarone della Valpolicella Classico
“I Pianeti” Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore
“San Martino” Lugana The “SESTANTE”
brand wines guarantee experience, tradition, passion and quality.
Origin: After years of searching for a truly memorable cru in the Lugana zone, we discovered the vineyard SAN MARTINO. It is cultivated in soil deposited by the glacier, which carved out Lake Garda and characteristically yields only a small volume of the most prestigious Trebbiano di Lugana grapes.
Vineyard: The Single Vineyard SAN MARTINO, in the zone of Lugana, south of the Lake Garda.
Grapes: Trebbiano di Lugana 100%
Alcohol: 12% by vol.
Maturation: 7 days fermentation in stainless steel tanks, and then 6 months maturation in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes: Moon yellow in color. Clean and spicy fragrances, highlighted by delicious hints of tropical fruit. Medium-bodied taste with a clean, crisp finish.
Recommended with: Excellent with sea food and cold white meats, light appetizers and soups.
Service temperature: 12/14°C