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Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2011


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Color: Deep red. Nose: The Rennina 2011 displays an open floral nose, rich in rose hip and pansy flower notes with a hint of aromatic herbs and spices, in particular juniper and white pepper. Palate: Juicy palate of fresh red fruit. Acidity and alcohol are well balanced. Firm and fine tannins lead to a fresh finish.
Category Red Wine
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Appellation Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Gaja
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is made from a blend of fruit from three different vineyard parcels. The sites total 25 hectares, with 15 located next to the church, or the Pieve, after which this estate is named. The sites have southwest exposures and different soil types. That flexibility explains the smooth and seamless bouquet offered by this wine. Compared to the single vineyard Sugarille expression, Rennina is more open and immediate. The wine presents fleshy and beautifully plump aromas of red cherry, dried blackberry and exotic spice with tobacco and chocolate at the back.

March 2016
  • v93

VinousThe 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is strikingly beautiful. Rich, open-knit and alluring, the Rennina captures all the best qualities of the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, tobacco and spice notes are all supported by ripe, silky tannins that give the wine much of its sensual personality. The intensity of the year is very much in evidence, yet the Rennina also retains striking freshness. Historically, the Rennina has aged quite well, but it will be hard to resist, as it is already quite delicious.

Antonio Galloni, February 2016
  • js92

James SucklingA wonderfully polished, fruity red with cedar, berry and chocolate-powder aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, silky and delicious. Drink or hold.

February 2016