2018 Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja), Brunello di Montalcino

Tuscany,Italy,

£99.50

Bottle size: 75cl,
  • GS-94

In stock

Where rich historic Tuscany meets state-of-the-art winemaking. Pieve Santa Restituta is located next to the picture postcard hilltop town of Montalcino, in an area surrounded by hills and dense woods. The soil, altitude and lush topography make Montalcino the ideal home for the Sangiovese grape, the star of the area’s celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wine.

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Description

CELLAR INFORMATION Each vineyard`s grapes underwent separate fermentation and maceration processes, spanning approximately three weeks. Following a maturation period of 24 months in oak barrels, the wines were artfully blended and further aged for an additional six months in concrete vats before being bottled. VINEYARD INFORMATION Crafted from a meticulous selection of grapes sourced from the Rennina and Sugarille vineyards, along with those from Torrenieri, the 2018 Gaja Brunello di Montalcino exemplifies a harmonious blend. The Rennina and Sugarille vineyards boast a clay-calcareous soil enriched with substantial quantities of galestro, a rocky, schistous clay soil, while Torrenieri`s terrain consists of a blend of clay, silt, and sand.

Additional information

Wine Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Subregion

Brunello di Montalcino

Vintage

2018

Brand

Pieve Santa Restituta (Gaja)

Bottle Size

75cl

Pack Size

1x75cl

Pack Type

Loose Bottles

Duty Status

Duty Paid

Availability

Immediate

Rating Agencies

Greg Sherwood

Reviews

Greg Sherwood 94

"The 2018 vintage is certainly noted for its freshness, finesse and linearity and among the best producers, there was a small but tantalising array of top-class wines produced. This characterful Gaja Brunello di Montalcino displays an impressive aromatic complexity, textural elegance and savoury depth of fruit on the palate. On the nose the wine reveals expressive notes of crushed blueberries, savoury cured meats, freshly cut bresaola, chargrilled charcuterie, grilled herbs and roasted chestnuts over pithy red cherry, sun raisined cranberry and red liquorice nuances. The palate is initially taut, broody and slightly introspective but once given air starts to open up, fanning its peacock tail of flavours. The elegance and freshness on the palate eventually give way to more assertive characteristics of sweet black cherries, rosemary and thyme herbal hints, ripe black orchard stone fruits, an alluring salinity and gentle hints of balsamic and vanilla pod spice on the finish. This is an altogether cooler, more herbal, mineral expression that will undoubtedly enjoy an eager following among Brunello lovers and collectors. Drink now or cellar for another 8 to 10+ years."" (Wine Safari Score: 94/100 Greg Sherwood MW) " [Greg Sherwood, 01/04/2021]

Producer Profile

INTRODUCTION

The proprietary name Promis (pronounced proh-MEESS) was created by the Gaja family to denote commitment, expectation, fulfillment, and hope. The promise of quality and the reward of diligence and excellence.

 

VINEYARD INFORMATION

This is ‘Super Tuscan’ which means they tend to use more international grape varieties in their wines. This wine in particular is made Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. This is a very rich, complex wine, with dark berry fruit flavours and hints of tobacco, chocolate and spice.