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Why do we love this wine?

This wine may as well be called Rocky Balboa - because it truly is an Italian Stallion. That’s where the comparison ends though, because this is no backyard brawler. It’s more of a pure thoroughbred: A 100% sangiovese, sourced from 40 year old vines grown at an altitude of 500 metres. Sounds like a pure Tuscan royal bloodline.  And with 40 days on skins and three years in new and one year-old French oak, the wine has what it takes to be a title contender. There’s a pure minerality here, but there’s more punch on the palate compared to your typical Chianti. The fruit weight is turned up several notches - becoming more plush and textural than expected. Similarly, there’s more dark fruit richness and ripeness here with fruit intensity outweighing sangiovese’s usual savoury hallmarks. “Tutto bene!”

Profile

Blackberry
Minerally
Plum
Full-bodied
Bright
Concentrated

Awards

(94-95) James Suckling
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
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Specs

Region
Tuscany
Vintage
2016
Cellaring
2033
Preservatives
Sulphites
Alcohol by Vol.
13.5%
Closure
Cork
Bottle Vol
750mL
Blend Info
100% Sangiovese
Serving Temp.
17.0°C

Tasting

From the producer

Winemaking

Crafting

Producer

Riecine

Region

Tuscany
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