Daily Wine 7/21/2017

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A well-balanced expression of Brunello with red fruits, polished tannin and minerality.

Daily Wine 7/21/17:

Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja) – Rennina – Brunello di Montalcino – 1999

  • The Pieve Santa Restituta estate was acquired by the Gaja family in 1994.
  • This wine, like all wines from the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG of Tuscany, is 100% Sangiovese Grosso.
  • Three vineyards are utilized in the production of this wine: Santo Pietro, Castagno, and Pian dei Cerri. These sites have lime-rich subsoils, southwest exposure, and ventilation from the Tyrrhenian sea to the west.
  • Fermentation takes place in stainless-steel vats for four weeks.
  • Aging takes place in barriques for twelve months and twelve more months in botti (large thirty-year-old casks).
  • Rennina derives from the High Middle Ages and is derived from the old Roman name of this estate, Fundus Rescianum, denoting a state-owned farm.
  • Pair this with game and pork.
Montalcino, Toscana

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