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Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Rennina 2011
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Variety/style: Brunello
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Vintage: 2011
Size: 1.5 L
Product Code: 000044406
Availability: Limited Distribution
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The 2011 ‘Rennina’ Brunello di Montalcino presents a completely modern style, with loads of ripe dark fruit. As this instantly opens, it releases aromas of black cherries and blackberries woven together with spices, floral, leather and even hints of white truffle and vanilla all taking shape in the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied with a polished, yet muscular backbone and notable depth as it heads into the long finish. When tasting the 2011’s from Angelo Gaja side by side, I found the ‘Sugarille’ to be the more complete wine of the two, however ‘Rennina’ was the more expressive wine at this stage. (Best 2016-2029)

--93 points International Wine Report, 2011

The 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.

--94 points Wine Advocate, Mar 2016

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