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Sterling Cellars USD 144.99 750ml

Gaja Sugarille Brunello di Montalcino 2001

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The parish church, or "Pieve," of Santa Restituta stands on the winery property and gives it its name; the Sugarille vineyard was first recorded in the Pieve's inventory in 1547. The unique position and soil structure of the Sugarille vineyard--calcareous clay with a gently sloping southern exposure--give this wine an expressive, powerful character. This is a very special terroir, producing outstanding, long-aging single-vineyard Brunello. Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Length/Type of Fermentation: Three weeks in stainless steel tanks. Length/Type of Aging: One year in barriques and one year in large oak casks, followed by at least two years of bottle aging. Grape Variety/Varieties: 100% Sangiovese Alcohol Level: 14%

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Gaja:
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/29/2012

A Sangiovese Grosso wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2001 Pieve Santa Restituta (by Gaja) Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 750ml



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The parish church, or "Pieve," of Santa Restituta stands on the winery property and gives it its name; the Sugarille vineyard was first recorded in the Pieve's inventory in 1547. The unique position and soil structure of the Sugarille vineyard--calcareous clay with a gently sloping southern exposure--give this wine an expressive, powerful character. This is a very special terroir, producing outstanding, long-aging single-vineyard Brunello. Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Length/Type of Fermentation: Three weeks in stainless steel tanks. Length/Type of Aging: One year in barriques and one year in large oak casks, followed by at least two years of bottle aging. Grape Variety/Varieties: 100% Sangiovese Alcohol Level: 14%

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