2001 Pieve Santa Restituta - Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 750ml

Italy - Tuscany - Brunello di Montalcino/ Red / Sangiovese   |     Watch

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95(+?)

($139) Bright dark red. Highly perfumed aromas of red berries, red cherry, flowers, minerals, gunflint, leather, graphite and spices. Suave, deeply spicy and penetrating, with terrific extract and intensity to the juicy, pure red berry flavors. This compelling Brunello offers a silky texture, superb intensity and captivating inner-mouth perfume, finishing with compelling sweetness of tannins and outstanding breadth and length. Suavissimo! (Incidentally, I very much enjoyed the Rennina bottling as well, with its aromas and flavors of raspberry, minerals and spices; ripe, harmonious acidity; and dry, firm-edged finish. After scoring this wine 92 points, I realized that it was the 2000 vintage that had been sent from Italy!) (Paterno Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL)

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 127

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 95
Author: Front Man
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 10/02/2011
Phenomenally structured wine is the first thing I would think of with this wine before the fruit or bouquet because the perfect balance of smooth tannin and acidity made this a joy to drink. It had a bouquet of spice, bay leaf, black licorice, currant with an earthy, red fruit flavor profile. Very intense and concentrated. Delicious finish and aftertaste.

Rating: 93
Author: Ronn L
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 04/22/2011
Drink Dates:
At it's peak.

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Average rating: 94, based on 3 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

479 bottles owned by 111 collectors.

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Plain and simple, Angelo Gaja is the biggest name in Italian wine. The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family, with Angelo Gaja running the operation since the 1960s. Angelo is credited with modernizing Barbaresco and Barolo wines, having pioneered the use of controlled-temperature fermentation (for reducing oxidation) and small-cask aging (to stabilize color and preserve fruitiness). Gaja is most well-known for his Barbarescos, though the three most sought-after wines, Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo have recently been reclassified from Barbaresco DOCG to Langhe DOC, giving Gaja more flexibility in the winemaking process. Strikingly profound and built to live for decades, Gaja's wines display opulence and elegance unmatched elsewhere in Italy. These wines, while harnessing modern technology, have a long-established track record, ensuring they will perform well both in the glass and on the auction block. For any collector considering Italian wines, Gaja should be the first name on the list.

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Wine Varietal: Sangiovese

Italyâ??s most popular grape, Sangiovese is the top grape used in Tuscany including Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and many of Italyâ??s â??Super Tuscans.â?? At least 14 clones of Sangiovese exist which are grouped into the Sangiovese grosso and Sangiovese piccolo families. Sangiovese thrives in a warm climate and consists of over 10% of Italyâ??s vineyard acreage (covering almost a quarter million acres). Over the past decade Sangiovese has become increasingly popular and successful in California as well. Typical descriptors for Sangiovese include candied or dried cherry, citrus, leather, violets and tea.

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