Renieri di Montalcino

The Renieri estate extends over about 128 hectares, of which 30 are dedicated to vineyards. Renieri is located in the southern part of the territory of Montalcino, facing Monte Amiata. The vineyards are at an altitude of 400 metres above sea level with a 360-degree exposure, from east to northwest. The soils at Renieri estate are predominately volcanic, with calcareous soils and stone interfingered with red clay and tuffs. The varietal is, of course, Sangiovese for our Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino. There is a small production of Syrah that is released in purity as well as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot for IGT wines. The cellar is almost entirely underground. In this way we use gravity system to move the grapes and take advantage of natural and perfect temperature for aging the wines.

The Vineyards

The Renieri tenuta, or winery estate, comprises 128 hectares in the southern quadrant of Montalcino, on slopes that face Monte Amiata.

Thirty hectares of vineyards are planted at an elevation of 350-420 metres, their exposures forming an arc from southeast to southwest.

Following the grubbing-up of the old vineyards, new vines were planted in 1998, at a density of 6,000 vines per hectare.

The yield at just one kg. per vine, the equivalent of one bottle of wine, entails the least stress per plant and ensures perfectly ripened fruit, and thus optimal quality.

The principal grape variety at Renieri is obviously Sangiovese.

A lengthy process of vinification and maturation transforms this raw material into the classic Brunello di Montalcino.

But varieties that are more international and less common in this area, such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Petit Verdot, have also found their perfect habitat at Renieri.

Blends of these varieties make up two different IGT wines whose highly-respected quality prove that Sangiovese is not the only grape that flourishes in the Montalcino zone. In addition to these IGT wines, an important niche is reserved for Rosso di Montalcino, a wine distinguished from Brunello, its elder brother, by its hallmark early approachability, the result of a less complex ageing process. The local soils are largely volcanic, with strata of schistous limestone and rock. Classic to the area are soils made up of the reddish terra rossa, clays, and calcareous tufa.

The Cellar

The modern winemaking cellar in Montalcino, covering some 1,000 square metres, is built almost entirely underground. The harvested grapes are conveyed by gravity from the roof, beginning the itinerary that will bring the berries inside the cellar and into new stainless steel tanks for the initial fermentation at 29°-31°C.

A controlled temperature is absolutely essential for the protection of the yeasts present on the grape skins at the time of harvest. The tanks are equipped with automatic pumpover systems that can be programmed in cycles that will ensure maximum extraction of compounds from the skins. Maceration on the skins is one of the most critical steps in the winemaking process, since the compounds that will later determine the aromas and flavours are extracted during this process.

Macerations at Renieri average 3 to 4 weeks. All wines undergo malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, where the still-dirty wine drops its sediment and begins the long maturation process.

Following the malolactic fermentation, the wines at Renieri take different directions.

Brunello di Montalcino is given a double ageing, in an ageing facility on the ground floor of the casale, separate from the cellar, where humidity and temperature levels are constantly controlled. The initial ageing process takes place in barriques and lasts about 2 years, during which the sediments are removed by frequent racking. When the wine has become clear, it goes to large oak botti for the final period of ageing before bottling. This two-step process prevents the formation of reductive, or sulphide, odours in the wine from sediments that can build up over four years in the same container.

Rosso di Montalcino, Re di Renieri, and Regina di Renieri age in the underground cellar for varying periods, depending on the grape varieties, in lightly-toasted French Allier oak barriques.

A careful melding together of tradition and contemporary technology in the cellar, together with painstaking vineyard work preceding each harvest, yield wines of superb quality and remarkable distinctiveness.

Brunello di Montalcino

Appellation

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Vintage

2015

Grape Variety

SANGIOVESE

Soil Composition

red soil, yellow clay, broken rocks

Vineyard Altitude

350 M

Aging

WOODEN CASK

Alcohol

14,5

Acidity

5,7

Dry Extract

30

Note

Deep, intense, inky ruby-red color. Broad bouquet that opens up with ripe fruit such as prune, followed by small fruits such as currants and blueberry. Balsamic hints introduce spicy notes completed by minerals. The palate reveals grippy tannins balanced by a strong yet not excessive alcoholic component. Well-balanced acidity and a finish that grows in flavor.

James Suckling
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2015
evaluation
100/100
review
Top 100 N.2
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
evaluation
98/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2012
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2011
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2010
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2009
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
evaluation
92/100
 
Wine Advocate
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2015
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Brunello di Montalcino 2011
evaluation
93+/100
 
title
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Brunello di Montalcino 2009
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006
evaluation
91/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2013
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2012
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2011
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2010
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Renieri DOCG 2007
evaluation
91/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2008
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2007
evaluation
91/100
 
Vinous Galloni
title
Brunello di Montalcino 2010
evaluation
91/100
 
Decanter World Wine Awards
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino 2010
evaluation
highly recommended
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
evaluation
Silver Medal
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007
evaluation
Silver Medal
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006
evaluation
Recommanded
 
I Vini di Veronelli
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007
evaluation
90/100
 
Wine Enthusiast
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2007
evaluation
91/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2006
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2008
evaluation
91/100
 

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Questa è la descrizione del riserva.

Appellation

BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO DOCG

Vintage

2013

Grape Variety

SANGIOVESE

Soil Composition

RED SOIL, YELLOW CLAY, BROKEN ROCKS

Vineyard Altitude

350 M

Aging

WOODEN CASK

Alchol

14,5

Acidity

5,6

Dry Extract

31

Note

Lovely ruby-red color, concentrated and still transparent, with hints of garnet on the rim. Broad and varied bouquet refreshingly minty at first then enhanced by distinct notes of berries, in which currents and mulberries stand out. Pepper and cloves in the spicy finish. Well-balanced on the palate. The mouthfeel has a thick texture with integrated tannins, good balance between acids and alcohol. Appetizing, long, flavorful finish.

James Suckling
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2012
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Ranieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2011
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
evaluation
100/100
review
3rd. PLACE ON THE TOP 100 WINES OF THE WORLD
 
title
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009 Renieri
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2007
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
95/100
 
Wine Advocate
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2013
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
evaluation
96/100
 
title
Beunello di Montalcino riserva 2009
evaluation
93/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010
evaluation
TOP 100 N.49
 
title
Renieri Brunello di MontalcinoRiserva 2010
evaluation
96/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2007
evaluation
91/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
93/100
 
Vinous Galloni
title
Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2009
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
90/100
 
Falstaff
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2007
evaluation
92
 
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
93/100
 
I Vini di Veronelli
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2007
evaluation
93+/100 ★★★ super
 
Wine Enthusiast
title
Renieri Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2006
evaluation
91/100
 

Rosso di Montalcino

Appellation

ROSSO DI MONTALCINO DOC

Vintage

2018

Grape Variety

SANGIOVESE

Soil Composition

RED SOIL, YELLOW CLAY, BROKEN ROCK

Vineyard Altitude

350 M.

Aging

STEEL

Alchol

14,5

Acidity

5,5

Dry Extract

29

Note

Intense ruby red color but with excellent transparency. The nose reveals a classic bouquet of cherries and prunes that open to more sophisticated notes of slate. Complex on the palate, a touch of tartness is accompanied by balanced tannins. Vibrant, succulent body. Exciting finish with a richness of flavor and returning hints of ripe fruit.

James Suckling
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino 2018
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino 2016
evaluation
91/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino 2015
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Rosso di Montalcino Renieri 2014
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino 2013
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Moontalcino DOC 2012
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2011
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2011
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2010
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2009
evaluation
90/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Ranieri Rosso di Montalcino 2013
evaluation
90/100
 

Regina di Renieri

Appellation

IGT TOSCANA

Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

SYRAH

Soil Composition

red soil, yellow clay, broken rocks

Vineyard Altitude

350 M.

Aging

BARRIQUES

Alchol

14,5

Acidity

5,5

Dry Extract

31

Note

Wonderful, concentrated, ruby-red color with distinct purple nuances. The aromatic component opens up as expected, first showing dark berries such as blueberry and mulberry then spicy notes such as juniper and pepper, followed by well-defined notes of leather and tobacco. The entry is mouth-filling showing a full body with unresolved tannins blending with the alcohol. Long, flavorful finish enlivened by well-balanced acids.

James Suckling
title
Regina di Renieri 2016
evaluation
98/100
 
title
Regina di Renieri 2015
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Regina di Renieri 2013
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Regina di Renieri 2012
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Renieri Regina di Renieri 2011
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2008
evaluation
92/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Regina di Renieri 2012
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Regina di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
94/100
review
"fra i top 20 migliori vini Italiani" Bruce Sanderson
 
I Vini di Veronelli
title
Tenuta di Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2010
evaluation
93+/100 ★★★ super
 
title
Tenuta di Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
★★★
 
Wine Enthusiast
title
Regina di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Re di Renieri IGT 2008
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Tenuta di Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT 2008
evaluation
90/100
 

Re di Renieri

Appellation

IGT TOSCANA

Vintage

2015

Grape Variety

MERLOT, CABERNET S; CABERNET F; PETIT VERDOT

Soil Composition

red soil, yellow clay, broken rocks

Vineyard Altitude

350 M.

Aging

BARRIQUES

Alchol

14,5

Acidity

5,6

Dry Extract

32

Note

Nice purple color, thanks to ruby nuances, and pleasant transparency. The nose reveals lovely minty notes that open to green pepper, juicy red fruits such as cherry, softened by balsamic hints. Lovely broad entry, rewarding, not-too-heavy texture and intense freshness. Lingering, flavorful, enjoyably-savory finish.

James Suckling
title
Re di Renieri 2017
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Re di Renieri 2015
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Re di Renieri 2013
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Re di Renieri 2012
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Re di Renieri 2011
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Re di Renieri IGT Toscana 2010
evaluation
93/100
 
title
Renieri Re di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
95/100
 
title
Renieri Re di Renieri IGT 2008
evaluation
91/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Re di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
90/100
 
I Vini di Veronelli
title
Re di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
94/100
 
Wine Enthusiast
title
Re di Renieri 2013
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Re di Ranieri IGT 2010
evaluation
92/100 editor's choice
 
title
Re di Renieri IGT 2009
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Re di Renieri IGT 2007
evaluation
91/100
 

Invetro

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Appellation

IGT TOSCANA

Vintage

2016

Grape Variety

SANGIOVESE; MERLOT; CABERNET S

Soil Composition

red soil, yellow clay, broken rocks

Vineyard Altitude

350 M.

Aging

STEEL; BARRIQUES

Alchol

14.0%

Acidity

5.60

Dry Extract

32

Note

Intense, ruby-red color with nice transparency. The nose reveals fresh, nearly-juiced, fruit with cherry and strawberry prevailing. Spicy nuances of pepper, as well as violets, enhance the bouquet. Full-bodied but not heavy thanks to tightly-knit, yet not-aggressive, tannins. Crisp but well-balanced acidity and effectively-containing alcohol. Lovely, succulent, clean finish.

James Suckling
title
Renieri Invetro 2017
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2016
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Invetro 2016
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2015
evaluation
94/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2014
evaluation
92/100
 
title
Ranieri Invetro 2013
evaluation
91/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2012
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2012
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Ranieri Invetro 2011
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro 2011
evaluation
90/100
 
Wine Spectator
title
Renieri Invetro IGT 2010
evaluation
90/100
 
title
Renieri Invetro IGT 2010
evaluation
90/100
 
Decanter World Wine Awards
title
Renieri InVetro IGT 2009
evaluation
bronze medal
 
I Vini di Veronelli
title
Renieri Invetro IGT 2011
evaluation
93/100
 
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