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Riecine Toscana IGT
Riecine, Gaiole in Chianti (Tuscany)
Riecine Toscana IGT
Vintage 2013
WinemakerRiecine
Alcohol13.5% vol.
Grapes 100% Sangiovese
75 cl CHF 55.00
Winemaking

The Riecine is produced from the best Sangiovese grapes by the wine cellar of the same name. The grapes are harvested at the start of October. The traditional fermentation is then carried out and this takes more than 35 days in small plastic containers. The maturing takes place over 24 months in barriques.

Our tasting note

The Riecine glows in a wonderful enlightening ruby-red colour. It has an elegant and subtle nose. Fine notes of raspberry and perfectly incorporated tannins. The pallet is treated to a combination of pure Burgundian elegance and Tuscan tanginess. This wine confirms why Sangiovese is one of the best types of grape in the world for storing.

Riecine

The Riecine vineyard can be considered a real gem of the Chianti Classico region. The vineyard, which is situated above Gaiole, was founded in 1971 by the Englishman John Dunkley,who has now passed away, and his Italian wife Palmina. The couple single-handedly created their first Chianti Classico in 1973. In 1996, the vineyard became the property of American Gary J. Baumann who then sold it on to a family of investors 16 years later. This family did not wish to be named. Nowadays, Riecine is known for authentic, pure wines which are free of trendy over-ripened, large fruit and dry tannins. Remaining loyal to the local grape variety to this very day, Riecine works exclusively with Sangiovese grapes. The incredible success of the vineyard can also be attributed to the long-standing enologist and production manager, Sean O'Callaghan, who worked for Riecine until 2016. The new general manager is Alessandro Campatelli, who has worked for several renowned vineyards, such as Monteverro, since completing his university degree in enology and winegrowing.

Suitable with
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