Gaja Pieve Santa Restituita - Brunello Pieve Santa Restituta 2010 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
The Pieve Santa Restituta estate was acquired by the Gaja family in 1994. The “white,” rocky soils of this area, in the southwest subzone of the Brunello di Montalcino appellation, were abandoned long ago by the sharecropper mezzadri farmers. But while other crops struggled in the rugged, nutrient-poor terrain, it has proven ideal for the cultivation of grapes destined to become fine wine.
The historic estate, named for the parish church (pieve in Italian) of Saint Restituta, covers 16 hectares and produces a classic blended Brunello di Montalcino and two vineyard-designated wines, Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille and Brunello di Montalcino Rennina.
This Pieve Santa Restituta Media Kit was created by Terlato Wines International for use by U.S. journalists and members of the trade. It offers users an inside look at the Pieve Santa Restituta winery and detailed information on its history, its approach to winemaking and the wines themselves. For information not contained here, please contact Terlato Wines International
|Manufacturer||Gaja Pieve Santa Restituita|
|Ageing and Fining||12 months in barriques and 12 in large barrels, followed by 24 months of aging in bottle.|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Aroma||complex, but immediately captivating, fresh and sweet; with essences of plum, cherry, blackberry and raspberry jam combined with hints of chocolate, cigar box, vanilla and licorice.|
|Taste||muscular and toned, surprising combination of power and softness, with sweet and gentle tannins.|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Sangiovese 100%|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Kill, Game, Stew, Pork shank|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|
|Classification||Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG|