• "Palmina" Rosato Toscana IGT 2018

      “Palmina” Rosato Toscana IGT 2018

      Palmina comes from 45 year old vines, is only produced in small quantities and is an extremely successful example of a pure Sangiovese Rosato and one of the best in Tuscany. An impressive wine with an independent profile, extremely complex and fine. The fruity taste of enchantingly elegant structure with a very appealing finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright, intense cherry orange. In the nose delicate, shows fine spice, after chestnuts, cinchona bark and candied wild strawberries. On the palate very juicy and firm, it builds on its supporting acid structure, good length with a rich finish." Falstaff

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      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: Stainless steel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 15,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 4,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 50 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,18
      • Closure: Glass closure
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2021
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092718 ·  0,75 l · 18,00 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      13,50 €
    • "Sebastiano" Passito Bianco Toscana IGT 2001 dolce

      “Sebastiano” Passito Bianco Toscana IGT 2001 dolce

      Amber in colour and glossy, a grandiose scent of honey, caramel and citrus, wide on the palate and perfectly balanced by a brilliant acid reader. Deep and long. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Can be enjoyed now and will last forever and ever." Sean O'Callaghan (Riecine)

      "Tawny brown. Gorgeous tangy aroma of reduced apricots and bitter orange. Like a vin santo in its glorious intensity but with a cool pure apricot freshness. Glorious in its fresh bitter-sweet concentration." Jancis Robinson

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      • Guide l'Espresso:
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Varieties: 50% Trebbiano, 50% Malvasia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 years in barriques
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 12,00 % vol
      • Total Acid: 7,79 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 197,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 57,60 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 12-14 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Food Recommendations: foie gras, dark chocolate, nut tart
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09090101 · 0,5 l · 51,80 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      25,90 €
    • "Improvvisazione N°2" Rosso Toscana IGT 2010

      “Improvvisazione N°2” Rosso Toscana IGT 2010

      Improvvisazione N°2 - the second edition of the original idea of using with each vintage a special single vineyard, an exceptional method of fermentation or a special barrel for ageing. With the vintage 2010 a pure Merlot is vinified. The vinification takes place partly in open wooden barrels. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Second year of a pet project of different handmade wines, this is pure merlot from the estate. Only 1,000 vines. It's full-bodied with tangy acidity and ripe fruit. Orange peel and dried cherries. Three years in barrel. Cool wine. Only 900 bottles"James Suckling

      • Guide l'Espresso:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: biodynamic
      • Expansion: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,21 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,86 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,33
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09093010 · 0,75 l · 44,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      33,50 €
    • "Riecine" Rosso Toscana IGT 2014

      “Riecine” Rosso Toscana IGT 2014

      A wine of pure Burgundian elegance and Tuscan spiciness, which convinces in its long, continuous course with tasty fruit and carefully extracted tannin. Fresh and superbly unadulterated in the finish and with great storage potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:92 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,68 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 92 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,55
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092814 · 0,75 l · 50,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      39,90 €37,99 €
    • "Riecine" Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      “Riecine” Rosso Toscana IGT 2015

      A wine of pure Burgundian elegance and Tuscan spice, which convinces with its long, continuous flow of tasty fruit and carefully extracted tannin. Fresh and great unaltered in the finish and with great storage potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Lightening Ruby Garnet. Clear and appealing nose with notes of pomegranate, raspberry and some saffron. Very juicy at the beginning and during the course, shows nice salty notes, fine tannin with a soft core, good tension." Falstaff

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Slow Wine:Great Wine
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,25 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,56 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,90 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092815 · 0,75 l · 55,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      41,90 €
    • "Riecine" Rosso Toscana IGT 2013

      “Riecine” Rosso Toscana IGT 2013

      A wine of pure Burgundian elegance and Tuscan spiciness, which convinces in its long, continuous course with tasty fruit and carefully extracted tannin. Fresh and superbly unadulterated in the finish and with great storage potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Brilliant, appealing garnet red. Inviting and open nose, presents a colourful spice bush with notes of cardamom and coriander seed, followed by plenty of ripe raspberry, blackberry and dried cherries. Clear and straight on the palate, comes light-footed, dance-like, fine ripe fruit, lots of raspberry, opens with fine-meshed tannin, draws through beautifully, in the finale sweet tobacco notes." Falstaff

      "A polished and juicy red with plum and berry character, fine tannins and a savory finish. Burgundian texture with Tuscan nature. Love it." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :96 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,80 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,50 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092813 · 0,75 l · 58,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      43,90 €
    • "La Gioia" Toscana Rosso IGT 2014

      “La Gioia” Toscana Rosso IGT 2014

      The genuine expression of Sangiovese, terroir and the typical Riecine style, which is based above all on elegance. Deep colour, complex fragrance and corresponding persistence in taste. An impressive wine with the finesse of a great Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092414 · 0,75 l · 58,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      43,90 €
    • "La Gioia" Toscana Rosso IGT 2013

      “La Gioia” Toscana Rosso IGT 2013

      In the 2013 vintage, La Gioia continues to express the terroir and the characteristics of the initial grape as unadulteratedly as the Riecine style, which is based above all on elegance. Deep colour, complex fragrance and corresponding persistence in taste. An impressive wine with the finesse of a great Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A balanced and delicate red with sweet strawberry and floral character. Light to medium body, bright acidity and a clean and soft textured finish. Very fine sangiovese. Drink now." James Suckling

      "Light cherry red. Light red fruit but both sweet and meaty on the nose. Terrific intensity and freshness, really intense but without weight or heavy-handed winemaking. Vibrant, tangy and mouth-watering. Delicious and so youthful." Jancis Robinson

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092413 · 0,75 l · 59,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping8 units available

      44,90 €
    • Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 <br>MAGNUM

      Chianti Classico DOCG 2017 · MAGNUM

      For years Riecine has been producing one of the most subtle Chianti Classico. Dense with complex fruity notes, much extract, soft, mouth filling, unusually velvety and covered with soft tannins. Matured in small barriques of old and new oak and in traditional Tuscan wooden barrels. A lovely drop. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Just mid ruby. Minerally nose with cranberry and sour cherry. Vibrant sour-cherry palate with fine, persistent tannins. Lacks a tiny bit in depth, but more than makes up for it in energy." Jancis Robinson

      "Perfumed floral and moss notes join pure red forest berries. The palate allies appropriate density of fruit with a lightness of texture. Winemaker Alessandro Campatelli has also managed to achieve finessed tannins and succulent acidity." Decanter

      "A beautiful Chianti Classico that shows a fine balance between toasty cloves and spices and fresh violets, strawberries and rose petals. Full-bodied but refined with an elegantly woven texture of lithe tannins and a medium-chewy finish." James Suckling

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • James Suckling:92 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: barrique/Wood Barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09093117 · 1,5 l · 31,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      46,90 €
    • "La Gioia" Toscana Rosso IGT 2015

      “La Gioia” Toscana Rosso IGT 2015

      The genuine expression of Sangiovese, terroir and the typical Riecine style, which is based above all on elegance. Deep colour, complex fragrance and corresponding persistence in taste. An impressive wine with the finesse of a great Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby garnet. Very appealing and accessible nose, full of ripe raspberries, some strawberries and pickled peaches. Round and smooth at the base and in the course, lots of fruit, then shows a pithy, present tannin at the back, crunchy." Falstaff

      "Juicy and succulent red and black fruit nose. The oak is quite well integrated on the palate and the tannins are fine with some juicy acidity underneath. Long, earthy finish." Decanter

      "The 2014 vintage of this wine is all gone, so I am reviewing the 2015 La Gioia instead. This is a pure expression of Sangiovese with fruit sourced from the estate's best vineyard sites (that are not already tagged to make Chianti Classico). This is a full and generous expression of the grape that maintains its crisp, mid-weight mouthfeel. Tones of cherry, wild berry, violets and spice make for an elegant and very pure bouquet. Crisp acidity appears on the close." Robert Parker

      "The plum and light, floral and lavender aromas are very seductive. They follow through to a full-bodied palate that’s very tight and refined, giving balance and energy to the wine. Very long and intense." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:92 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Decanter :92 points / silver medal
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,50 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092415 · 0,75 l · 63,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping7 units available

      47,90 €
    • "La Gioia" Toscana Rosso IGT 2016

      “La Gioia” Toscana Rosso IGT 2016

      Genuine expression of Sangiovese, terroir and the typical Riecine style, which is based above all on elegance. Deep, sparkling colour, complex, animating scent of small red berries and corresponding persistence in taste. An impressive wine with the finesse of a great Sangiovese. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Bright ruby with a fine garnet shimmer. Appealing nose with notes of pomegranate, cherry and spicy thyme. Round and polished at the base, shows very well worked out fruit, present and at the same time tender, then opens up with lots of handy tannin." Falstaff

      "A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2016 La Gioia is a beauty. Off the bat, the wine shows a specific mineral note that reminds me of black stone or dusty granite. Beyond that, you get a thick and dense layer of black fruit and plum. The wine is never heavy or flat, instead it shows a lot of energy and freshness with a point of spiciness on the close. That energy is typical of Gaiole in Chianti. This is a medium-to-full bodied Sangiovese with all its various moving parts in harmony, ready for a Tuscan bean and tomato stew with fresh bread and healthy wedges of pecorino." Robert Parker

      "This is a powerful red with beautiful ripe tannins and freshness. Full and linear. Opens in the mouth. A pure sangiovese. Yeah!" James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,95 g/l
      • Total Acid: 6,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09092416 · 0,75 l · 65,20 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      48,90 €
    • "Tresette" Merlot Toscana IGT 2016

      “Tresette” Merlot Toscana IGT 2016

      This is the first vintage of the house's new single-variety Merlot. The name Tresette derives from the fact that there will only be 2,800 bottles of this wine, which will be aged in three 700l French oak barrels. The grapes come from old vines from a 480m high parcel, and it is vinified only in the best years. Tresette is a cool, archetypal Merlot of a very elegant kind and corresponds entirely to the style of the house. Juicy to blackberry, in the nose clove, herbs and spice hints. Encased in a smooth tannin, this fresh red leads into a delicious finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Named after the Italian card game, the 2016 TreSette (777) is a pure expression of Merlot from old vines. Only 2,800 bottles were made. Riecine's La Gioia once had Merlot in the blend, but it was removed to make this wine instead. This wine offers a generous bouquet with blackcurrant and cherry. However, the high altitudes of the vineyards shape crisp and acidic fruit that is very evident in this slightly cooler vintage." Robert Parker

      "This is a pretty wild and amazing on the nose with crystal-clear aromas of lavender, before the bay leaves, Thai basil, cloves and a touch of vanilla come into play. Medium to full body, incredibly edgy acidity and layer after layer of pure blue fruits. An outstanding wine with few parallels in Italy. One of a kind." James Suckling

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      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months in three 700l wooden barrels
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,90 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,90 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,70 g/l
      • Sulfite: 87 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09093416 · 0,75 l · 105,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      79,00 €
    About the winemakers
    Riecine
    Tuscany | Chianti
    Riecine

    The Riecine winery is one of the pearls of Chianti Classico and has become a legend after just 40 years. In the year 1112 the name was probably mentioned for the first time in a document of the nearby monastery. It took until 1971 before the late Briton John Dunkley bought the property with a piece of land above Gaiole. He brought the first bottled wine to the market seven years later. He immediately became a success.

    Dunkley, who was regarded as an advocate of the highest quality standards, quickly brought his property to world fame. In 1996, the Riecine estate became the property of the American Gary J. Baumann, who sold it 16 years later to a family of investors who did not wish to be named.

    Riecine stands for very authentic and genuine wines of the region. From a stylistic point of view, the estate, with its well-founded classical approach, occupies an exceptional position in Tuscany. The enormous success is above all due to the farsightedness of the oenologist and production manager Sean O'Callaghan. He has developed a personal style that does not always fully correspond to the Chianti tradition, but is innovative.

    Sangiovese is the only grape variety used, and its successor, the world-famous oenologist Carlo Ferrini (from 2017), remains faithful to it. Riecine's grape material is of the highest quality. When processing the berries, sensitive interpretation is more important than sober technical know-how. The results of this loving work are graceful delicacies offered at fair prices, free from fashionable overripe flavours, fat fruit or dry tannins. The wines are therefore celebrated again and again by the specialist press.

    The biodynamic vineyards are located in different areas of Chianti Classico. Some vineyards are located just behind the winery, others are in Vertine and La Casina, or are already part of Montecucco. Following the purchase of land from neighbouring estates in spring 2013 and the letting of some vineyards, 15 hectares of vineyards are currently being used for production at Riecine Estate. SUPERIORE.DE

    "With competence and prudence Sean O'Callaghan [...] has set up an elite vine school here with an affiliated wine-making centre, from which Sangiovese champs full of character regularly emerge."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1971
    • Owner: Investor family (since 2012)
    • Director: Alessandro Campatelli
    • Oenologist until 2016: Sean O'Callaghan
    • Oenologist from year 2017: Carlo Ferrini
    • Cellarmaster: Ilda Roci
    • Annual production: approx. 60,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 15 hectares
    • Natural cultivation