Sugarille
2011
2010
2008
2004

When the Gaja family purchased the historic Pieve Santa Restituta estate in 1994, they did so in the hopes of bringing their expertise and winemaking style to this appellation.  Today, Sugarille (SOO-gah-REEL-leh) is considered one of the top expressions of Brunello di Montalcino

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, is derived from the Latin suber, meaning cork oak, possibly because cork trees were found there..

In the 2011 vintage, the grapes showed freshness and bright aromas.  Fine structure, silky body and juiciness are the primary features of this vintage.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
The scent is rich and exuberant, but nevertheless elegant, showing red fruit, raspberry and redcurrant, and flowery and graphite mineral notes.
Taste
The tannins and acidity are powerful yet not aggressive and slip into a soft and embracing structure that leaves an overall velvety sensation to the palate. There are notes of rose, verbena, lemongrass, raspberry, red berries and aromatic herbs.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Sangiovese
Appellation: 
Brunello di Montalcino
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Four weeks in stainless steel vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months in barrique (first, second, and third passage casks), 12 months in botti (large thirty-year-old casks).
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Release Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Cases Produced: 
500
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy
When the Gaja family purchased the historic Pieve Santa Restituta estate in 1994, they did so in the hopes of bringing their expertise and winemaking style to this appellation. Today, Sugarille (SOO-gah-REEL-leh) is considered one of the top expressions of Brunello di Montalcino.
According to the archives found at Pieve Santa Restituta, the Sugarille growing site was already devoted to the cultivation of grapes for winne by the mid-16th century (1541). The name "Sugarille" is derived from the Latin suber, meaning cork oak, possibly because cork trees were found there.
Thanks to the perfect weather conditions that marked each session of the year, the 2010 vintage was one of the most exceptional of the past fifteen years. Moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall and long and bright days alternated all year long. From such regularity derives the great harmony of the wines: elegance and grace combined with great structure, depth and impressive aging potential.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
The scent is rich and exuberant, but nevertheless elegant, showing red fruit, raspberry and redcurrant, and flowery and graphite mineral notes.
Taste
The tannins and acidity are powerful yet not aggressive and slip into a soft and embracing structure that leaves an overall velvety sensation to the palate. There are notes of rose, verbena, lemongrass, raspberry, red berries and aromatic herbs, with a lo
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Sangiovese
Appellation: 
Brunello di Montalcino
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Four weeks in stainless steel vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months in barrique (first, second, and third passage casks), 12 months in botti (large 30-year-old casks).
Bottled Date: 
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Release Date:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
1,000
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

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, 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.

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Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco.
Taste
Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in youth than Rennina due to the slightly firmer tannic structure; but after 5-7 years, its depth and concentration lead to a complex flavor profile of great balance.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2008
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Sangiovese
Appellation: 
Brunello di Montalcino
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
4 weeks in stainless-steel vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
12 months in barrique (first-, second-, and third-passage casks), 12 months in botti (large thirty-year-old casks).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy

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, 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.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Deep ruby
Aroma
Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco.
Taste
Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in youth than Rennina due to the slightly firmer tannic structure; but after 5-7 years, its depth and concentration lead to a complex flavor profile of great balance.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2004
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
100% 
Sangiovese
Appellation: 
Brunello di Montalcino
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
4 weeks in stainless steel vats.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for one year in barriques (35% new) and one year in wood casks (about 10-20 years old).
Packaging Available:
  • 6
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
Italy