Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino 'Rennina' - In Bond Per Case of 6x75cl
Gaja's Rennina is sourced from their vineyards in Tavernelle, some of their oldest vines and right in the heart of Montalcino's best locations at around 300 - 350 metres in elevation. Originally this wine was sourced from one single parcel, now it is from 3 parcels namely Pian di Cerni, with a South, South-West exposure; Castagno Vecchio to South-West, and Santo Pietro to the West. All these sites each add a little something to the final wine, making it complete and complex. Of the two 'Cru' wines made in Montalcino by Gaja, Rennina is the more elegant. Gaja makes the analogy that Rennina is the Barbaresco with Sugarille being the Barolo.
Rennina 2016 has impressive depth to the colour with the fruit being incredible dark in character. Beautiful minerality and intensity together with remarkable freshness. Despite what you may have heard about the quality of the 2016s, the wines from this year are nothing like the 2010s, the former seem to be holding back rather than delivering all the goods in one go. Drink from 2025 but you may have to wait a little longer to get it at its true 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.