Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2015 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2015

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Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 2015
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SKU 13351

750ml Bottle

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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 (SOO-gah-REEL-leh) is derived from the Latin suber (sughero in Italian), meaning cork oak, possibly because cork trees were found there. Here, in the estate’s top growing site, white rocky soils (poor in nutrients and rich in calcareous clay), excellent drainage, south-western exposure, and ventilation arriving from the Tyrrhenian sea to the west create the ideal conditions for a long-lived, structured expression of Sangiovese Grosso.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 15%
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VinousThe 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is a gorgeous, feminine Brunello. It offers up fresh red berries, woodland in nature, with dusty florals and white smoke, turning more savory in the glass, hinting at coffee grinds, yet understated and refined throughout. On the palate, velvety textures nearly envelope a solid core of structural heft, which are perceived yet hardly felt until the finale. The purest blackberry, licorice, sage and savory spices remain throughout its long and dramatic finish, as grippy tannins emerge beneath a cloak of dark florals and crushed wildberry fruit. The 2015 Sugarille is a little untamed in its early going, but I'm imagining that quite a wine will emerge over the next five to ten years. Drinking Window: 2024-2036.

Eric Guido, April 2020