Gaja "Pieve Santa Restituta Rennina" Brunello di Montalcino 2019

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98pts Jeb Dunnuck

"A jeweled ruby/magenta hue, the 2019 Brunello Di Montalcino Rennina shows off smoldering aromas of incense, cigar box, kirsch, lavender, and sage. It transitions to the palate with ease and is approachable, with refined tannins, mouthwatering, seamless acidity, a long-lasting finish, and a hint of warming spices on the back palate. An outstanding and seductive wine, it’s hard to resist now but will have lots of longevity ahead. Drink 2026-2046."

97pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Impeccably balanced with that proverbial Gaja Madias Touch that always denotes an extra level of creaminess or fruit concentration that fits lock and key with the wine's acidity and velvety tannic structure, this is a truly gorgeous wine. The Pieve Santa Restituta 2019 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina represents a blend of fruit from sites of various soil compositions and exposures. In this classic vintage, you can count on a wine that is firmly structured and important in terms of mouthfeel, but it also yields to delicate and softer nuances of wild rose, toasted cumin seed, campfire ash and grilled rosemary. The wine sticks to the palate and offers long-lasting black fruit flavors."

From the Winemaker:

Layers of thyme, marjoram, orange, ripe black cherry, plum and wild roses create a rich and complex aroma. The mouthfeel is characterized by a buttery, enveloping entry, leading to an intense and long-lasting taste with silky but firm tannins and a fresh and savory, juicy finish.