Gaja, Brunello Di Montalcino Pieve Restituta ‘Rennina’ 2015Regular price $220.00 Save $-220.00
Gaja is still among the most famed winemakers of the world today. Started by Giovanni Gaja in 1859, their legend is still going strong five generations later. Though each new member of the family brought with them a sense of excellence and attention to detail, it was really Angelo who brought the family name into the international spotlight, turning heads and garnering a reputation for pushing winemaking to new heights. Most notably is the family’s decision to use barrique with their 1975 Barbaresco cuvee at a time when everyone was using large barrels for aging. Taking this a step further, he began bottling many of his Nebbiolo as single vineyards, and crucial steps were made in the vineyard to yield better fruit. Today, Angelo carries on their commitment to excellence through their projects in Barolo, Barbaresco, and Tuscany.
Rennina is an ancient vineyard that dates back to the Middle Ages; the family acquired it in 1994. The wine is a blending of three of their estate parcels. Not only is Rennina cited as their best wine, 2015 was such an excellent vintage. This wine is aged for twelve months in small barrels, then for twelve months in large barrels. Rennina will age in the cellar for years to come.