93-points Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate “In a vintage where so many wines already appear tired, Gaja’s 2008 Brunello di Montalcino Rennina jumps from the glass with vibrant aromas and flavors. Violets, black cherries, tobacco, licorice and menthol all appear later, adding further shades of complexity. The tannins are firm yet beautifully integrated. Pieve Santa Restituta fans know than Rennina can be deceptively medium in body, yet it has a great track record for aging. Today, the wine is simply gorgeous. This is one of the few 2008s I would buy to cellar. There is little doubt the Rennina is one of the standouts in 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2026.”
2008 Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Rennina, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
The palate features a beautiful alignment of sweet cherry fruit and savoury earthy nuance with excellent minerality and a firm tannin spine. The acidity is still holding strong, and the midpalate is broad and rich with flavor.