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Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese Grosso.

Originally, Angelo Gaja’s Pieve Santa Restituta had two major Brunello releases, Rennina and Sugarille; however, in 2005 Angelo decided to bottle a third release–a cuvee deriving from across the estate’s top growing sites that include Sugarille, Santo Pietro, and Castagno–that’s a younger, fresher, more approachable Brunello to consume while the sibling Sugarille and Rennina age. An expressive, vibrant Brunello, a great value, and an Angelo Gaja bottling, this ’07 Brunello offers a scintillating palate of wildflowers, brambly fruit, herbs, spices and telltale Montalcino terroir, making it not just outstanding, but a standout Brunello value. Four weeks in stainless-steel vats followed by 12 months in barrique (first-, second-, and third-passage casks) and a further 12 months in botti (large thirty-year-old casks).

James Suckling – Rated 97 Points
“Fabulous aromas of plums, prunes, Christmas pudding and berries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a long and intense finish. Polished and refined. Give this wine two or three years to soften.”

The Wine Advocate (Monica Larner)
“Angelo Gaja and his family have released two masterpieces from their Montalcino cellars. These are amazing wines that stand out in a blind tasting thanks to their infinite extract, density and all-round excellence.”

Antonio Galloni (Vinous Media)
“The quality of Angelo Gaja’s Brunelli are beyond question, and the 2007 vintage is superlative. His wines from Pieve Santa Restituta are incredibly elegant with attractive aromas, concentrated flavours and the capacity to age for many years. Now widely acknowledged as one of the greatest vintages in recent years, 2007 saw a warm, dry winter followed by a warm spring and summer with a particularly hot month of July. Fortunately lower temperatures in August slowed the development of the vines and allowed them to work evenly throughout the entire growing season yielding beautifully ripe and healthy grapes. Harvest started at Pieve Santa Restituta on September 20th and ended on October 1st under perfect climate conditions. “