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Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2011 Italy  Tuscany  Brunello di Montalcino Red Wine 27731 19617 750ml


Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2011 Italy  Tuscany  Brunello di Montalcino Red Wine 27731 19617 750ml

Product ID: 27731
Region: Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Red Wine
Vintage: 2011
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.0
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"When the Gaja family purchased the historic Pieve Santa Restituta estate in 1994, they did so in the hopes of bringing their expertise and winemaking style to this appellation. Today, Sugarille (SOO-gah-REEL-leh) is considered one of the top expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. According to archives found at Pieve Santa Restituta, the Sugarille growing site was already devoted to the cultivation of grapes for wine by the mid-16th century (1541). The name Sugarille is derived from the Latin suber, meaning cork oak, possibly because cork trees were found there." —importer
"Smoke, earthiness, black cherries, licorice, menthol and dark spices are some of the signatures in the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille. A dark, brooding wine, the Sugarille boasts tremendous depth and intensity, not to mention tons of character. Deeply spiced, mentholated notes wrap around the polished finish. This is another superb showing from one of the Gaja family's under the radar gems, if that can be said. In a word: fabulous. Drinking window: 2018 - 2031." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"A bit closed at first, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille sees fruit harvested from a five-hectare cru site with galestro limestone soils and all-southern exposures. Despite the initial shyness of the bouquet, this wine ultimately shows a more profound and elegant approach in this warm vintage. It just takes a little longer to get there. The nose offers a full spectrum of fruit, floral and earthy tones that speak so highly of this all-Sangiovese appellation. The wine is smooth and rich in terms of density with beautiful firmness at the back." —Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate

"A powerful red with chewy tannins and hints of cedar and wood. Full-bodied, tight and tannic. I like the tannin tension. Needs two or three years to soften: Try in 2017." —JamesSuckling.com

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