Brunello di Montalcino 2016 Renieri

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The Renieri estate is located in the southern part of Montalcino on high altitude slopes. Owner/Winemaker Marco Bacci puts intense focus on his vineyards to produce the best possible fruit. His 70 acres of vines face southeast to southwest at around 1,200 above sea level. These high altitude vines are planted in uniquely diverse, iron-rich soil that’s rare for this region. High density plantings are utilized to create extremely low yields. This Brunello di Montalcino from the outstanding 2016 vintage is given a double ageing process. The initial ageing takes place in French oak barriques and lasts about 2 years, during which the sediments are removed by frequent racking. When the wine has become clear, it goes to large oak botti for the final period of ageing before bottling.James Suckling scored this 96 points saying “This is a very tight, refined Brunello that shows so much beautiful fruit and polish with dark-berry, cedar, walnut and cherry character. It’s full-bodied with lay…

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