• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Medium ruby red. Opulent bouquet of small red berries, especially currant, somewhat herbaceous. Then on the palate full and harmonious, with pleasant, fresh brightening and a nice texture of cherries, forest soil and herbs. A stable framework of acidity and tannin leads into a persistent and long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Firm, deep, nutty and a little dried vegetable to tobacco scent of red and black berries with restrained wood notes, a touch of pepper and mineral tones. Clear, tart, restrained fruit with nutty and again a little tobacco spice, present, fine sandy, youthful tannin, firm structure, lasting, good depth, in the background salt, spicy aromas, restrained power, multi-layered, still completely undeveloped, some toasting, very good, firm, almost pithy finish with tart juice and lots of spice. Must mature." Wein-Plus

      • Wine Plus:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique/12 months large barrel
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2038+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062615 · 0,75 l · 87,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      65,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Strong, dark ruby red. Wonderfully accentuated bouquet of wild cherries, rose petals and violets. On the palate silky, polished, with a noticeable vitality. The proportions of fruit, acidity and tannin are well balanced, they are excitingly complemented by notes of liquorice with herbs. Medium-long, very balanced finish. This Brunello represents the exceptional vintage in an ideal way and will certainly increase in the next years. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2015 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Plus:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique/12 months large barrel
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2041+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062616 · 0,75 l · 90,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      67,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2013

      A modernist, as he says in the book. Balanced and impressive at the same time. Strong scents and flavours of violets, black cherries, tobacco and menthol. The tannins are firm and yet beautifully integrated. Rennina is a complex, medium-weight wine, which has a great positive influence on its ageing potential and constitutes its success story. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark, plush and succulent red wine with seamless overall integration. Angelo Gaja makes his wines with broad brush strokes that form shapes of perfect harmony and grandeur. He seems less interested in the minutiae, much in the same way an impressionist painter creates a portrait without consideration for the gritty details of reality. Continuing with my art metaphor, I'll venture to say that this is a big-picture wine that embraces bold fruit, oak spice, acidity and tannin in one overwhelming and warm embrace. I usually score the Sugarille a point or two higher, but this year the Rennina won my heart." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of orange peel, dark fruit and bark. Dried mushroom, too. Full body and extremely polished and velvety tannins that are plush but compacted. Delicious finish." James Suckling

      "Deep ruby. Lots of oak and lively, concentrated cherry on the nose. Oak has quite a big impact but there is such a lot of fruit that it integrates. The finish has amazing length and muscular grip, but it could do with much less oak, because it plays up on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "This perfumed Brunello offers enticing scents of pressed violet, rose, talcum powder, wild berry, eucalyptus and a whiff of exotic spice. On the structured palate, firm fine-grained tannins provide support for dried black cherry, licorice, vanilla and a hint of espresso." Wine Enthusiast

      "This is fragrant, offering cherry, leather, floral and spice notes. On the palate, this remains fresh, with persistent flavors and fine harmony. Dusty tannins pull everything together on the finish. There's plenty of energy here." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062113 · 0,75 l · 166,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      124,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Sugarille" DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino “Sugarille” DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is exceptionally colourful, concentrated and deep. Black cherries, tar, liquorice, smoke and frankincense emanate from its bouquet, on the palate the serious personality typical of Gajas Brunello with interwoven tannins and lively acidity. Big and long with enormous potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich ruby with a slight garnet shimmer. Penetrating nose with rich notes of dark rose petals and blackberries. It has a rich, dense tannin on the palate, is built up in many layers, salty and with a long finish." Falstaff

      "The single-vineyard 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille has a tighter core and a blacker heart compared to the Rennina. This wine is momentarily more difficult to penetrate and comprehend. It makes a more abrupt first impression but then relaxes and reveals more of its character only after it has spent extra time in your company. Then, it becomes suddenly exuberant and loud. This is a dynamic expression of Sangiovese with bold ripe fruit, spice and balsam notes to carry it forward during cellar aging. This vintage offers firmness and strength." Robert Parker

      "A very aromatic red. Typical sangiovese aromas of cherry and rose petal with hints of bark. Full body, firm and silky tannins. A racy linear line runs through it. Tight and firm now." James Suckling

      "A shade more mature ruby than the Rennina. Much more restrained and less opulent. Blackberry, cherry and minerally notes. Fresher and more precise, too, and with better integrated oak. Energetic acidity with plush fruit on the finish and bags of appetising, chewy tannins." Jancis Robinson

      "Underbrush, new leather, wild herb and dark-skin berry aromas meld with balsamic whiffs of eucalyptus. The full-bodied firmly structured palate evokes raspberry compote, black cherry marinated in spirits, tobacco and star anise set against a backbone of close-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Deep red-ruby. Delicate aromas of flinty red cherry and herbs complicated by hints of mocha and lifted by a bright violet topnote. Dense, rich and concentrated but light on its feet, offering a very polished mouthfeel thanks to serious but noble tannins that nicely frame the refined, steely red fruit flavors. Finishes long and very elegant. Just like the 2013 Brunello Rennina, this also has 15% alcohol but is so well balanced that you can hardly tell. Knockout young Brunello from Gaja, one of the very best in memory." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "A mix of sweet plum, cherry, bouillon and graphite aromas and flavors, all backed by a solid structure, this is dense and tightly wound, with terrific balance and a long, focused finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062213 · 0,75 l · 193,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      144,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2015

      Rennina 2015 builds up on the palate in several layers: sensual fruit, paired with multi-layered impressions of forest soil, spices and tanned leather. On the palate it is soft and yet powerful, yet balanced, with an impeccable structure, underpinned by harmonious acidity, and with an extract sweet, almost feminine finish. Very appealing and a perfect reflection of a perfect vintage with the corresponding potential for the next decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Astringent, firm, somewhat dried vegetable to tobacco and a little woody aroma of ripe, partly preserved black and red berries with a little dried herbs, plums, minerality and almost fleshy tones. Very firm in the mouth, ripe, juicy berry and cherry fruit, very slightly plummy tones, nutty and moderately woody tones, a little tobacco and tar, present, ripe, still very youthful tannin, dense and persistent on the palate, deep, multi-layered, yet hardly developed, restrained power, a little cocoa and pepper in the background, much melting, but also grip, compact build, very good to long, firm, tart finish with salty and smoky tones." Wein-Plus

      "lush ruby with a slight garnet tinge. Rich and intense nose of plums and blackberries, some liquorice. Deep and powerful at the beginning, opens with present, dense tannin, in the final firm pressure." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Deep ruby with bright orange tinges. Subdued, brooding, perfumed dark fruit with hints of pine. Eye-catching sweet-sour cherry fruit and juicy acidity with the tannins adding considerable muscle." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is dark and powerful in the glass, slowly opening with a display of crushed stone, cedar, mint, and a dusting of cumin, as its dark red fruits begin to unfurl in a captivating display. On the palate, silky textures offset tart cherry and blackberry fruits, balanced by a core of rounded tannins and lifting acidity, as hints of licorice and sweet herbal tones develope. The finish is medium in length and poised, showing fine-grain tannins beneath a sheen of polished red and black fruits, with hints of lavender lingering on. The 2015 Rennina is a classy wine that’s just begging for a few years in the cellar to fully blossom." Vinous

      "Aromatic, evoking wild herb and balsamic notes of juniper, thyme and pine, along with flavors of black cherry, plum and iron. Firmly structured and fresh, offering a long, complex aftertaste. Unfolds pleasantly and maintains balance." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is beautifully balanced and elegant. The wine is successfully streamlined and focused on the nuanced characteristics of the otherwise warm and sunny 2015 vintage. Rennina is often considered to be the more lithe and graceful of Gaja's two Brunellos. The bouquet opens to pretty berry nuances, blue flower, lavender, grilled herb and powdery licorice. Despite the more delicate approach, Rennina delivers ample power in the mouth with fresh acidity and tight tannins. I'd suggest opening this bottle at the 10-year mark." Robert Parker

      "Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. Best wine ever from here. Needs three or four years to come together." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17++ points
      • Wine Plus:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062115 · 0,75 l · 197,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      147,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2016

      Rennina from the dream year 2016 is a proud parade drop - everything is in the right place here and, what's more, so much more for the real connoisseur. Deep, almost impenetrable ruby red. Initially rather closed nose with mineral notes and a hint of oak sawdust. As it progresses, then gravel road, mint and hints of caraway. On the palate then fleshy, powerful, with concentrated sour cherry fruit and a present but never intrusive tannin. Despite a certain opulence, it is a balanced wine that - away from the mainstream - is guaranteed to find its friends who will give it the necessary understanding, plenty of experience and also patience. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby with a fine garnet rim. Compact nose with notes of ripe raspberry and plum, followed by cold smoke and leather. Juicy ripe fruit on the palate, lots of grippy tannin, plus sweet melting, firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "Both of Gaja's cru Brunello demonstrate the generous warmth and salty breezes of the Tavernelle zone in Montalcino's central southwest. Rennina, which is assembled from three plots surrounding the church after which the winery is named, is the more extroverted of the two. Still patently young in its structure and fruit, it is vivaciously scented with an explosion of garden herbs, juniper, liquorice and summer berries. Powerful, rich fruit is hemmed in by polished yet copious tannins. Quite a fully charged, boisterous Rennina, this will need some time to tame." Decanter

      "Aromas of espresso, clove and licorice mingle with balsamic notes of camphor. Elegantly structured, the focused, linear palate offers dried cherry, blood orange and star anise framed in firm, close-grained tannins that grip the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      "A top note of mint graces the cherry, plum and tar flavors in this tightly packed red, which feels balanced overall, despite the strapping tannins, with a lingering, sanguine- and iron-tinged finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark and youthfully understated beauty. A gorgeous display of tobacco and savory herbs gives way to tart cherries, currants, brown spice and earth tones, gaining further richness the longer it spends in the glass. It's seamless, elegant and silky in feel, with layers of ripe red fruit offset by dried citrus, as notes of black tea, licorice, hints of olive and saturating minerals settle in. There's so much going on here; yet beneath its polished elegance, a layer of fine tannins penetrates deeply, making for a dry and structured finale." Vinous

      "The Pieve Santa Restituta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina offers intensity and beautifully concentrated fruit. The bouquet reveals layers of wild cherry, rose, blue flower and candied orange peel. However, if you are expecting a more subdued Rennina, that's not what you get in this classic 2016 vintage. The wine is buzzing with energy and vitality, with a lifted and an especially brilliant set of aromas. You might also detect a hint of fresh peppercorn or coriander seed that gives the wine a veil of the exotic." Robert Parker

      "Some much shaved black truffles to the blackberry, walnut and chocolate undertones. It's full-bodied and layered with chewy yet soft tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Smoke, mahogany and wet-earth undertones. Needs three or four years to soften and come together." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062116 · 0,75 l · 225,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      169,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Sugarille" DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino “Sugarille” DOCG 2016

      Sugarille has always been the most aristocratic of the three Brunellos of the house. Especially in the dream year of 2016, when everything was right for an exceptional wine. If the 2015 is the representative of the rather warmer style, this edition here is hard to beat for coolness, distinction and finesse. On the palate, a dense core of primary fruit, excitingly surrounded by a salty-mineral vein that we otherwise only find in Giacomo Neri's Tenuta Nuova. This wine awakens the imagination, because it never reveals too much of itself, but opens up slowly at first, then in good proportion with a mysterious depth and race, flanked by direct and linear tannins, which round off the polyphonic palate concert excellently. Simply great! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Shiny, rich ruby with garnet rim. Exciting and complex nose with notes of dark forest raspberries, plum, plus some blood orange and cardamom. Very compact and grippy on the palate, shows hearty tannin, lots of pressure, plus ripe, dark fruit, can still store for a long time." Falstaff

      "From a single, southwest-facing vineyard on clay and limestone soil rich in Galestro, the 2016 Sugarille is large-framed but poised. With a brooding character, it is shaded by tobacco, smoky incense and grilled sage. The palate contributes mineral graphite notes and dense black plum, while muscley tannins keep everything resolutely in check." Decanter

      "Violet, new leather, camphor and spiced plum aromas are front and center on this fragrant red. Boasting structure and elegance, the full-bodied palate delivers Marasca cherry, cranberry, licorice and a hint of espresso alongside tightly wound, close-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Notable for its ripe black cherry, blackberry, earth, spice and iron flavors, this red also possesses a formidable structure. Bracing acidity and monolithic tannins both exert their influence, yet this comes together nicely on the lingering finish. Needs time." Wine Spectator

      "The Pieve Santa Restituta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille opens to the dark, fruity intensity that defines this five-hectare site with schistous clay galestro-rich soils. Sugarille always shows more heft and density, and this impression is amplified in a balanced vintage such as 2016. But with the memory of the 2015 vintage fresh in my mind, I feel that this edition is slightly lither and more streamlined in terms of mouthfeel. The tannins are direct and linear." Robert Parker

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is a sleeping giant. Cool-toned, poised yet wonderfully elegant, it lifts from the glass with a gorgeous display of lavender and purple-tinged florals before giving way to crushed stone, blackberries and a hint of sour citrus. It's silky and soft with a dense core of primary fruits, which creates a monolithic feel today yet tempts the imagination with what's to come. Brisk acids, salty minerals and fine-grained tannins combine, adding clenching grip yet also further depths, tapering off to hints of tobacco and spiced orange. Its scale is large, yet so is its potential, as this well-muscled Brunello is geared for the cellar and sure to make a lot of people happy over the next ten to twenty years." Vinous

      "Plenty of black cherries, cedar, dried flowers and red cherries on the nose, following through to the palate, which is dense and compressed with gorgeous, intense fruit and chewy yet integrated tannins. Very, very impressive red here." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:98 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:95 points
      • Decanter :95 points
      • Falstaff:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062216 · 0,75 l · 256,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      192,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2013 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      A modernist, as he says in the book. Balanced and impressive at the same time. Strong scents and flavours of violets, black cherries, tobacco and menthol. The tannins are firm and yet beautifully integrated. Rennina is a complex, medium-weight wine, which has a great positive influence on its ageing potential and constitutes its success story. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark, plush and succulent red wine with seamless overall integration. Angelo Gaja makes his wines with broad brush strokes that form shapes of perfect harmony and grandeur. He seems less interested in the minutiae, much in the same way an impressionist painter creates a portrait without consideration for the gritty details of reality. Continuing with my art metaphor, I'll venture to say that this is a big-picture wine that embraces bold fruit, oak spice, acidity and tannin in one overwhelming and warm embrace. I usually score the Sugarille a point or two higher, but this year the Rennina won my heart." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of orange peel, dark fruit and bark. Dried mushroom, too. Full body and extremely polished and velvety tannins that are plush but compacted. Delicious finish." James Suckling

      "Deep ruby. Lots of oak and lively, concentrated cherry on the nose. Oak has quite a big impact but there is such a lot of fruit that it integrates. The finish has amazing length and muscular grip, but it could do with much less oak, because it plays up on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "This perfumed Brunello offers enticing scents of pressed violet, rose, talcum powder, wild berry, eucalyptus and a whiff of exotic spice. On the structured palate, firm fine-grained tannins provide support for dried black cherry, licorice, vanilla and a hint of espresso." Wine Enthusiast

      "This is fragrant, offering cherry, leather, floral and spice notes. On the palate, this remains fresh, with persistent flavors and fine harmony. Dusty tannins pull everything together on the finish. There's plenty of energy here." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062713 · 1,5 l · 198,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      297,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Sugarille" DOCG 2013 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Sugarille” DOCG 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is exceptionally colourful, concentrated and deep. Black cherries, tar, liquorice, smoke and frankincense emanate from its bouquet, on the palate the serious personality typical of Gajas Brunello with interwoven tannins and lively acidity. Big and long with enormous potential. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich ruby with a slight garnet shimmer. Penetrating nose with rich notes of dark rose petals and blackberries. It has a rich, dense tannin on the palate, is built up in many layers, salty and with a long finish." Falstaff

      "The single-vineyard 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille has a tighter core and a blacker heart compared to the Rennina. This wine is momentarily more difficult to penetrate and comprehend. It makes a more abrupt first impression but then relaxes and reveals more of its character only after it has spent extra time in your company. Then, it becomes suddenly exuberant and loud. This is a dynamic expression of Sangiovese with bold ripe fruit, spice and balsam notes to carry it forward during cellar aging. This vintage offers firmness and strength." Robert Parker

      "A very aromatic red. Typical sangiovese aromas of cherry and rose petal with hints of bark. Full body, firm and silky tannins. A racy linear line runs through it. Tight and firm now." James Suckling

      "A shade more mature ruby than the Rennina. Much more restrained and less opulent. Blackberry, cherry and minerally notes. Fresher and more precise, too, and with better integrated oak. Energetic acidity with plush fruit on the finish and bags of appetising, chewy tannins." Jancis Robinson

      "Underbrush, new leather, wild herb and dark-skin berry aromas meld with balsamic whiffs of eucalyptus. The full-bodied firmly structured palate evokes raspberry compote, black cherry marinated in spirits, tobacco and star anise set against a backbone of close-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "Deep red-ruby. Delicate aromas of flinty red cherry and herbs complicated by hints of mocha and lifted by a bright violet topnote. Dense, rich and concentrated but light on its feet, offering a very polished mouthfeel thanks to serious but noble tannins that nicely frame the refined, steely red fruit flavors. Finishes long and very elegant. Just like the 2013 Brunello Rennina, this also has 15% alcohol but is so well balanced that you can hardly tell. Knockout young Brunello from Gaja, one of the very best in memory." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "A mix of sweet plum, cherry, bouillon and graphite aromas and flavors, all backed by a solid structure, this is dense and tightly wound, with terrific balance and a long, focused finish." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:96 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:18 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29062513 · 1,5 l · 232,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      349,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2015 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2015 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Rennina 2015 builds up on the palate in several layers: sensual fruit, paired with multi-layered impressions of forest soil, spices and tanned leather. On the palate it is soft and yet powerful, yet balanced, with an impeccable structure, underpinned by harmonious acidity, and with an extract sweet, almost feminine finish. Very appealing and a perfect reflection of a perfect vintage with the corresponding potential for the next decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Astringent, firmly knitted, somewhat dried vegetable to tobacco and a little woody aroma of ripe, partly preserved black and red berries with a little dried herbs, plums, minerality and almost fleshy tones. Very firm in the mouth, ripe, juicy berry and cherry fruit, very slightly plummy tones, nutty and moderately woody tones, a little tobacco and tar, present, ripe, still very youthful tannin, dense and persistent on the palate, deep, multi-layered, yet hardly developed, restrained power, a little cocoa and pepper in the background, much melting, but also grip, compact build, very good to long, firm, tart finish with salty and smoky tones." Wein-Plus

      "lush ruby with a slight garnet tinge. Rich and intense nose of plums and blackberries, some liquorice. Deep and powerful at the beginning, opens with present, dense tannin, in the final firm pressure." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Deep ruby with bright orange tinges. Subdued, brooding, perfumed dark fruit with hints of pine. Eye-catching sweet-sour cherry fruit and juicy acidity with the tannins adding considerable muscle." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is dark and powerful in the glass, slowly opening with a display of crushed stone, cedar, mint, and a dusting of cumin, as its dark red fruits begin to unfurl in a captivating display. On the palate, silky textures offset tart cherry and blackberry fruits, balanced by a core of rounded tannins and lifting acidity, as hints of licorice and sweet herbal tones develope. The finish is medium in length and poised, showing fine-grain tannins beneath a sheen of polished red and black fruits, with hints of lavender lingering on. The 2015 Rennina is a classy wine that’s just begging for a few years in the cellar to fully blossom." Vinous

      "Aromatic, evoking wild herb and balsamic notes of juniper, thyme and pine, along with flavors of black cherry, plum and iron. Firmly structured and fresh, offering a long, complex aftertaste. Unfolds pleasantly and maintains balance." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is beautifully balanced and elegant. The wine is successfully streamlined and focused on the nuanced characteristics of the otherwise warm and sunny 2015 vintage. Rennina is often considered to be the more lithe and graceful of Gaja's two Brunellos. The bouquet opens to pretty berry nuances, blue flower, lavender, grilled herb and powdery licorice. Despite the more delicate approach, Rennina delivers ample power in the mouth with fresh acidity and tight tannins. I'd suggest opening this bottle at the 10-year mark." Robert Parker

      "Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. Best wine ever from here. Needs three or four years to come together." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17++ points
      • Wine Plus:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Rennina from the dream year 2016 is a proud parade drop - everything is in the right place here and, what's more, so much more for the real connoisseur. Deep, almost impenetrable ruby red. Initially rather closed nose with mineral notes and a hint of oak sawdust. As it progresses, then gravel road, mint and hints of caraway. On the palate then fleshy, powerful, with concentrated sour cherry fruit and a present but never intrusive tannin. Despite a certain opulence, it is a balanced wine that - away from the mainstream - is guaranteed to find its friends who will give it the necessary understanding, plenty of experience and also patience. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, sparkling ruby with a fine garnet rim. Compact nose with notes of ripe raspberry and plum, followed by cold smoke and leather. Juicy ripe fruit on the palate, lots of grippy tannin, plus sweet melting, firm pressure on the final." Falstaff

      "Both of Gaja's cru Brunello demonstrate the generous warmth and salty breezes of the Tavernelle zone in Montalcino's central southwest. Rennina, which is assembled from three plots surrounding the church after which the winery is named, is the more extroverted of the two. Still patently young in its structure and fruit, it is vivaciously scented with an explosion of garden herbs, juniper, liquorice and summer berries. Powerful, rich fruit is hemmed in by polished yet copious tannins. Quite a fully charged, boisterous Rennina, this will need some time to tame." Decanter

      "Aromas of espresso, clove and licorice mingle with balsamic notes of camphor. Elegantly structured, the focused, linear palate offers dried cherry, blood orange and star anise framed in firm, close-grained tannins that grip the finish." Wine Enthusiast

      "A top note of mint graces the cherry, plum and tar flavors in this tightly packed red, which feels balanced overall, despite the strapping tannins, with a lingering, sanguine- and iron-tinged finish." Wine Spectator

      "The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark and youthfully understated beauty. A gorgeous display of tobacco and savory herbs gives way to tart cherries, currants, brown spice and earth tones, gaining further richness the longer it spends in the glass. It's seamless, elegant and silky in feel, with layers of ripe red fruit offset by dried citrus, as notes of black tea, licorice, hints of olive and saturating minerals settle in. There's so much going on here; yet beneath its polished elegance, a layer of fine tannins penetrates deeply, making for a dry and structured finale." Vinous

      "The Pieve Santa Restituta 2016 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina offers intensity and beautifully concentrated fruit. The bouquet reveals layers of wild cherry, rose, blue flower and candied orange peel. However, if you are expecting a more subdued Rennina, that's not what you get in this classic 2016 vintage. The wine is buzzing with energy and vitality, with a lifted and an especially brilliant set of aromas. You might also detect a hint of fresh peppercorn or coriander seed that gives the wine a veil of the exotic." Robert Parker

      "Some much shaved black truffles to the blackberry, walnut and chocolate undertones. It's full-bodied and layered with chewy yet soft tannins and a long, flavorful finish. Smoke, mahogany and wet-earth undertones. Needs three or four years to soften and come together." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:95+ points
      • Vinous:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2013 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2013 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      A modernist, as he says in the book. Balanced and impressive at the same time. Strong scents and flavours of violets, black cherries, tobacco and menthol. The tannins are firm and yet beautifully integrated. Rennina is a complex, medium-weight wine, which has a great positive influence on its ageing potential and constitutes its success story. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is a dark, plush and succulent red wine with seamless overall integration. Angelo Gaja makes his wines with broad brush strokes that form shapes of perfect harmony and grandeur. He seems less interested in the minutiae, much in the same way an impressionist painter creates a portrait without consideration for the gritty details of reality. Continuing with my art metaphor, I'll venture to say that this is a big-picture wine that embraces bold fruit, oak spice, acidity and tannin in one overwhelming and warm embrace. I usually score the Sugarille a point or two higher, but this year the Rennina won my heart." Robert Parker

      "Aromas of orange peel, dark fruit and bark. Dried mushroom, too. Full body and extremely polished and velvety tannins that are plush but compacted. Delicious finish." James Suckling

      "Deep ruby. Lots of oak and lively, concentrated cherry on the nose. Oak has quite a big impact but there is such a lot of fruit that it integrates. The finish has amazing length and muscular grip, but it could do with much less oak, because it plays up on the finish." Jancis Robinson

      "This perfumed Brunello offers enticing scents of pressed violet, rose, talcum powder, wild berry, eucalyptus and a whiff of exotic spice. On the structured palate, firm fine-grained tannins provide support for dried black cherry, licorice, vanilla and a hint of espresso." Wine Enthusiast

      "This is fragrant, offering cherry, leather, floral and spice notes. On the palate, this remains fresh, with persistent flavors and fine harmony. Dusty tannins pull everything together on the finish. There's plenty of energy here." Wine Spectator

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:96 points
      • Robert Parker:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    • Brunello di Montalcino "Rennina" DOCG 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino “Rennina” DOCG 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      Rennina 2015 builds up on the palate in several layers: sensual fruit, paired with multi-layered impressions of forest soil, spices and tanned leather. On the palate it is soft and yet powerful, yet balanced, with an impeccable structure, underpinned by harmonious acidity, and with an extract sweet, almost feminine finish. Very appealing and a perfect reflection of a perfect vintage with the corresponding potential for the next decade. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Astringent, firmly knitted, somewhat dried vegetable to tobacco and a little woody aroma of ripe, partly preserved black and red berries with a little dried herbs, plums, minerality and almost fleshy tones. Very firm in the mouth, ripe, juicy berry and cherry fruit, very slightly plummy tones, nutty and moderately woody tones, a little tobacco and tar, present, ripe, still very youthful tannin, dense and persistent on the palate, deep, multi-layered, yet hardly developed, restrained power, a little cocoa and pepper in the background, much melting, but also grip, compact build, very good to long, firm, tart finish with salty and smoky tones." Wein-Plus

      "lush ruby with a slight garnet tinge. Rich and intense nose of plums and blackberries, some liquorice. Deep and powerful at the beginning, opens with present, dense tannin, in the final firm pressure." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Deep ruby with bright orange tinges. Subdued, brooding, perfumed dark fruit with hints of pine. Eye-catching sweet-sour cherry fruit and juicy acidity with the tannins adding considerable muscle." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is dark and powerful in the glass, slowly opening with a display of crushed stone, cedar, mint, and a dusting of cumin, as its dark red fruits begin to unfurl in a captivating display. On the palate, silky textures offset tart cherry and blackberry fruits, balanced by a core of rounded tannins and lifting acidity, as hints of licorice and sweet herbal tones develope. The finish is medium in length and poised, showing fine-grain tannins beneath a sheen of polished red and black fruits, with hints of lavender lingering on. The 2015 Rennina is a classy wine that’s just begging for a few years in the cellar to fully blossom." Vinous

      "Aromatic, evoking wild herb and balsamic notes of juniper, thyme and pine, along with flavors of black cherry, plum and iron. Firmly structured and fresh, offering a long, complex aftertaste. Unfolds pleasantly and maintains balance." Wine Spectator

      "The 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina is beautifully balanced and elegant. The wine is successfully streamlined and focused on the nuanced characteristics of the otherwise warm and sunny 2015 vintage. Rennina is often considered to be the more lithe and graceful of Gaja's two Brunellos. The bouquet opens to pretty berry nuances, blue flower, lavender, grilled herb and powdery licorice. Despite the more delicate approach, Rennina delivers ample power in the mouth with fresh acidity and tight tannins. I'd suggest opening this bottle at the 10-year mark." Robert Parker

      "Extremely perfumed and pretty with dried berry, orange peel and fruit tea on the nose. Full-bodied, extremely tight and refined with superb tannin quality that shows polish, finesse and beauty. It goes on for minutes on the palate. One for the cellar. Best wine ever from here. Needs three or four years to come together." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:99 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17++ points
      • Wine Plus:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months large wooden barrel and 6 months concrete tank
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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    About the winemakersPieve S. Restituta | Angelo GajaTuscany | Montalcino
    Pieve S. Restituta | Angelo Gaja

    Since 1972, Roberto Bellini, a Lombard building contractor, has developed the Pieve Santa Restituta estate into a winegrowing estate with great potential. But after Angelo Gaja had bought himself into the winery as a partner in the spring of 1994, the vine grower, one of the most internationally renowned representatives of the Italian wine industry, is now the sole owner of the property located in the southwest of Montalcino. The historical property takes its name from the 17th century parish church of the same name, which stands on the premises and is an excellent example of medieval Christian architecture and art. It is thanks to the Gaja family that this beautiful church has been restored. The history of "beeper" is still taken into account today on the labels of the estate wines.

    In order to put the winery in order, the new owner of the estate made considerable funds available. Gaja, for example, had the vineyards replanted at a higher density of vines and brought the cellar, which was largely underground, up to date. The Pieve Santa Restituta range is small but fine and fairly priced. On a vineyard area of 16 hectares at an altitude of about 300 meters above sea level, the "sugarille" from a vineyard of the same name and from three vineyards. "Rennina" only two Brunelli produced from the best grapes each.

    The soils, consisting of a mixture of limestone and clay, were abandoned long ago by farmers (partial tenants). But while other plants had no livelihood in the rugged and nutrient-poor terrain, the land turned out to be ideal for growing Sangiovese grapes.

    The approximately 4,000 square metre winery was integrated into the existing cellar in order to minimise any harmful effects on the environment. Pieve Santa Restituta's preferred winemaking style is considered classic. Angelo Gaja - supported by his daughter Gaia in the estate - takes special care of the tannin development, but also of maintaining acidity and elegance. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The completely renovated cellar is now in operation, the beginning of the new millennium renewed vineyards are ripe to supply the grape material for great wines."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1972
    • Owner: Angelo Gaja
    • Oenologist: Gaia Gaja
    • Annual production: approx. 45,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 27 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation