Pieve di Santa Restituta, Italien
Full ruby-red. Aromas of red cherry, blackberry, licorice and minerals. Juicy and tightly wound but pliant, offering smooth black and red fruit flavors complicated by licorice and fresh herbs. Classically dry and long, finishing with supple but firm tannins and a bright floral element. It is hard to argue with this entry-level Brunello s quality. I find it to be slightly underrated in many vintages, as all the attention is focused on Gaja s two top Brunellos, the Rennina and the Sugarille. But this non-cru Brunello offers lots of high-quality wine for the price.
Ian d Agata/Vinous
Italien / Toskana