Pieve Santa Restituta

Pieve Santa Restituta is located in the romantic, Medieval Italian town of Montalcino, in an area surrounded by hills and dense woods. The soil, altitude and lush topography make Montalcino the ideal home for the Sangiovese grape, the star of the area's celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wine. World-renowned Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja acquired the Pieve Santa Restituta estate in 1994, which was his first venture outside the borders of his native Piedmont. Gaja set his sights on Tuscany, knowing that he could create high quality wines that express the purity of the Tuscan terrior. 

A "pieve" is a parish church, and the estate itself is named for the church that stands on the property. According to church records, wine has been produced in and around Montalcino since the 12th century. With respect for the estate's heritage and an awareness of its great potential, Angelo Gaja improved the vineyards and renovated the winery.

The property's entire 40 acres are dedicated to Sangiovese, which go into making Pieve Santa Restituta's three outstanding Brunello di Montalcinos, including the single-vineyard Sugarille as well as Rennina, which is made made from three vineyards on the estate.

Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2012

This wine is a deep ruby color and offers an expressive aroma of wildflowers, ripe cherry and balsamic notes. It's full-bodied with flavors of fresh plum and herbs, well-integrated wood and silky tannins. 

Style
Aromatic, Rich, Full-bodied
Flavor
Floral, Balsamic, Red Berries, Sweet Licorice
Pieve Santa Restituta Rennina 2011

A deep red wine with a clean, opulent aroma of ripe red fruit, delicate spice and floral perfume. The powerful body and velvety texture are layered with a fruit-forward flavor and polished tannins that lead to a fresh finish.

Style
Powerful, Velvety, Lush
Flavor
Ripe Red Fruit, Floral, Spice
Pieve Santa Restituta Sugarille 2011

Deep ruby in color, this wine has a rich, complex aroma of plum and wild cherry with notes of rose, verbena, lemongrass and herbs. The elegant structure and integrated tannins combine with the concentrated texture for a velvety and balanced finish.

Style
Balanced, Deep, Complex
Flavor
Red Fruit, Raspberry, Floral, Verbena