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Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 750ml 2006     
Sku: 1758155*

Rating
 Wine Advocate 90 points (Apr 2012)
The 2006 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva bursts from the glass with dark cherries, plums, smoke, tobacco and licorice. The wine shows good up-front richness, but then loses some of its intensity and depth on the finish. Early signs of development in the bouquet suggest the Riserva is best enjoyed over the next handful of years. This is an excellent choice for drinking today, all the wine needs is time in the glass to open up. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

Wine maker notes
6 years of patience, and upon my first pour, my eyes were graced with an elegant ruby carnelian red, followed by an abundance of complex aromas of dark berries, balsamic and violets on the nose. At the first sip, my palate was tantalized with a vibrance of juicy plums; flavors of raspberry and liquorice danced like a magical ballet on my palate. The perfection in impeccable balance of acidity & silky tanins grace this big wine, making it one of the finest Brunello’s my palate has ever savored.

Other text
The Renieri tenuta, or winery estate, comprises 128 hectares in the southern quadrant of Montalcino, on slopes that face Monte Amiata. Thirty hectares of vineyards are planted at an elevation of 350-420 metres, their exposures forming an arc from southeast to southwest. Following the grubbing-up of the old vineyards, new vines were planted in 1998, at a density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The yield at just one kg. per vine, the equivalent of one bottle of wine, entails the least stress per plant and ensures perfectly ripened fruit, and thus optimal quality. The principal grape variety at Renieri is obviously Sangiovese. A lengthy process of vinification and maturation transforms this raw material into the classic Brunello di Montalcino. But varieties that are more international and less common in this area, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, have also found their perfect habitat at Renieri. Blends of these varieties make up two different IGT wines whose highly-respected quality prove that Sangiovese is not the only grape that flourishes in the Montalcino zone. In addition to these IGT wines, an important niche is reserved for Rosso di Montalcino, a wine distinguished from Brunello, its elder brother, by its hallmark early approachability, the result of a less complex ageing process. The local soils are largely volcanic, with strata of schistous limestone and rock. Classic to the area are soils made up of the reddish terra rossa, clays, and calcareous tufa.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Brunello di Montalcino
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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