Overview of the Wine
Located in the prestigious Montalcino DOCG Appellation, Renieri is like a precious jewel in Marco Bacci’s treasure chest. Renieri lies southeast of Montalcino, on the southern border of the production zone facing Monte Amiata. The estate extends over 128 hectares of which 30 are dedicated to vineyards. Immediately following the purchase of the property in 1997, the old vineyards were completely replanted with six clones of Sangiovese grafted onto rootstock, following careful analysis of the terrain. Planted at an altitude of nearly 1,320 feet above sea level, the vineyards will surely benefit from the volcanic and calcareous soils. The property is in a splendid position, and the recently renovated main estate villa, made in stone during the 1700s, looks out over the vineyards and the valley where five massive, centuries-old oak trees stand as sentinels marking the center of the whole estate.
Grape / Blend
60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot.
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Re di Renieri presents a purple-edged ruby red, so deep that it stains the glass. It releases aromas of blueberry, tanned leather, and nutmeg, then opens deep and concentrated on the palate, concluding with a velvet-smooth finish.
94 Points - Wine Spectator
A powerful, brooding red, with effusive blackberry, plum, leather, spice and saline flavors. A lush texture and ample fruit covers the structure, but there are abundant tannins lurking underneath. The finish picks up earth and mineral elements. Syrah. Best from 2015 through 2030.
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This gorgeous expression of Syrah doles out rich, generous and ripe fruit flavors and a deeply textured, plush mouthfeel. Elegant notes of licorice and white pepper appear on the finish.
92 Points - James Suckling
Attractive aromas ripe dark fruits and Christmas pudding follow through to a full body, with a chewy tannin structure and a long juicy finish. Lots going on
Product size: 750ml
From a private seller.