2016 (Gaja) Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina"
The vineyards of Rennina were the key selling points for Angelo Gaja's vision for making his Brunello di Montalcino. Three non-adjacent vineyards surrounding the parish church, on a land called Rennina in ancient times gave name to the wine and the vineyards.
The soil dating back to the Eocene age mainly consist of sand, tuff and clay and covers an overall surface of 10 hectares facing south south-west.
The vines are 25 years old on average.
The grapes from the different vineyards ferment and macerate separately for around three weeks. After 24 months of ageing in oak, they are blended and then age for another 6 months in concrete vats.
Intense colour, full and clear bouquet with soft fruity, flowery and delicate spicy notes. The taste has a balanced body with smooth tannins, well integrated in the structure, ensuring elegance and longevity.
First vintage: 1990 (1994 first vintage produced by Gaja).