Pieve Santa Restituta Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille
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10 Ratings
Pieve Santa Restituta Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

ItalyTuscany

Wine Description

(From 2004 Vintage) Deep, bright red. Nose initially shows dark berries, chocolate and sweet oak but opens with air to reveal redder fruits and flowers that carry through onto the palate. Big, chewy and rich yet with an almost magically light touch, with terrific concentration and energy to the highly concentrated flavors. A distinctly powerful style of Brunello, finishing quite broad, with sappy, saline energy, superb drive and firm, mouthcoating tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

The unique position and soil structure of the Sugarille vineyard - calcareous clay with a gently sloping southern exposure - give this wine an expressive, powerful character. This is a very special terroir, producing outstanding, long-aging single-vineyard Brunello. Color: Deep ruby. Aroma: Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Taste: Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in yo...

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Sangiovese

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

The unique position and soil structure of the Sugarille vineyard - calcareous clay with a gently sloping southern exposure - give this wine an expressive, powerful character. This is a very special terroir, producing outstanding, long-aging single-vineyard Brunello. Color: Deep ruby. Aroma: Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Taste: Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in yo...

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 12/06
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator