Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino - In Bond Per Case of 6x75cl
Gaja's estate Brunello has evolved over the last few years. Originally it was sourced from their vineyards in Tavernelle, right next to Gianfranco Soldera. In 2005 they acquired a new vineyard near Torreniere which they call 'Deserti' - this is now the source of this wine. When Gaja arrived the vineyard was largely already planted, but has now been extended to a total of 10 hectares with the vines age ranging on average 10 - 20 years old. In the last few years we have also seen Gaja move away from ageing their wines in barriques, and they are all the better for it.
The 2016 is already showing well but lovely silky fruit, a touch of austerity, as you would expect at this early stage, with plenty of muscle under the layers. The perfume is explosive and complex with all the delicacy we have come to expect from the 16s. Drink from 2022 onwards, but these 2016s will surprise us all, we are sure, with their ageing potential.
Available for delivery from end of March 2021.
This wine is offered in bond with duty & VAT payable on arrival, or we can store in our Private Reserves Account under bond at EHD Bond in Salisbury on your behalf.