Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello 2013
Armit Wines is delighted to announce the latest release of 2013 Brunellos from Pieve Santa Restituta. After acquiring the ancient Pieve estate in 1994, the incomparable Gaja family has left its indelible mark on the Tuscan landscape, creating Brunellos of the highest quality and with the utmost passion; the exquisite 2013s continue this tradition. After deciding not to release the single vineyard wines in 2012 (instead blending grapes from these sites into the straight Brunello), 2013 sees the return of Rennina and Sugarille, and we are pleased to present the full trio once again.
As always, the high standards and strict attention to detail that Gaja is famous for have led them to create Brunellos with stunning purity of fruit, intense concentration and deep complexity. The 2013 Brunello is a perfect introduction to the style and craftsmanship of the estate, beautifully balanced and full of fresh red fruit. The single vineyard wines, Rennina and Sugarille, offer an interesting contrast in styles; Rennina is often described as the more feminine of the two and possesses a graceful structure set against wonderfully rich fruit. Sugarille is full of coiled energy, with chewy tannins and a capacity for a long slumber in the cellar.
These three Brunellos from one of the finest names in Italian wine are impeccably crafted and full of character, finesse and ageability. They perfectly embody the elegance of the 2013 vintage and are absolute must haves for the cellar.