Gaja, Brunello di Montalcino

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Gaja, Brunello di Montalcino

Brilliant Gaja Vintage!
ARRIVING MID-MARCH 2018

Exciting!

This is one of Tuscany's most sought after Brunellos and one of Italy's most revered producers, Gaja.

It's wines like Gaja that make people passionate for Italian reds. Wine Spectator has called Gaja's wines "the finest Italian wines ever made."

Here is a little snapshot of what you can expect from the 2013's, a brilliant Brunello vintage:

• "a classic vintage” - Jancis Robinson

• The top 2013's are reminiscent of outstanding 2006's...vivid fruit coupled with depth…” - James Suckling

If Gaja is not already sitting in your cellar, it should be. What do we love about the spectacular 2013 vintage and Gaja in particular? Ripe fruit with approachability, with depth and structure for aging. That is the fine line between the iconic 2010's and the inbound 2013's. The 2010's were built more for aging with their structure, while the 2013's have the best of both worlds (ageability and approachability).

Angelo Gaja's Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello is a blend of the estate's finest single vineyard fruit, namely, Rennina and Sugarille. The 2013 Pieve Restituta culls some of the best attributes of these single vineyards in one cuvee. Dark berry fruit, aromas of orange peel, cedar, truffles and spice. Fluid, long and beautifully integrated at this stage, the wine is amazing now but will only improve with age.

If you missed the Valdicava Brunello offering a few weeks ago, you don't want to miss this fantastic Gaja vintage!

$84.95 per bottle / $1019.40 per case

Summary


Rivaling the 2010 vintage, the 2013 Brunello vintage is brilliant. Dark berry fruit, aromas of orange peel, cedar, truffles and spice. Like previous Gaja Brunellos, the wine is extremely polished with compact, velvety tannins. Approachable yet ageworthy, this Gaja is fantastic. If Gaja is not part of your cellar, it should be. Enjoy!


Product Details


Producer: Gaja

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Brunello di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750ml

Code: V00198-3-1