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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Gaja Rennina Brunello di Montalcino 2007
Gaja Rennina Brunello di Montalcino 2007
(search item no. 117528)
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Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $129.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The designation Rennina (rehn-NEE-nah) first appears in the High Middle Ages and is derived from the late-Roman name of the estate, Fundus Rescianum, denoting a state-owned farm. Since the Gaja family's acquisition of the historic estate in 1994, three growing sites have been devoted to the cultivation of Sangiovese grapes for the production of Brunello di Montalcino: Santo Pietro (St. Peter), Castagno (Chestnut Tree), and Pian dei Cerri (Turkish Oak Flats). Here, lime-rich subsoils, southwest exposure, and ventilation arriving from the Tyrrhenian sea to the west deliver well-balanced Brunello di Montalcino, defined by its characteristic red fruit notes, minerality, and polished tannins.
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About Gaja:

The story of the Gaja Winery can be traced to a singular, founding purpose: to produce original wines with a sense of place which reflect the tradition and culture of those who made it. This philosophy has inspired five generations of impeccable winemaking. It started over 150 years ago when Giovanni Gaja opened a small restaurant in Barbaresco, making wine to complement the food he served. In 1859, he founded the Gaja Winery, producing some of the first wine from Piedmont to be bottled and sold outside the region. Ever since, the winery has been shaped by each generation’s hand, notably that of Angelo Gaja. Under Angelo's direction, the the native Nebbiolo grape was elevated to world-class esteem.

Today, Angelo Gaja, alongside Guido Rivella, his winemaker since 1970, and his daughter, Gaia, advance their legacy. To fully realize their vision, all Gaja wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown in estate-owned vineyards, including 250 acres in Piedmont's Barbaresco and Barolo districts as well as estates in Pieve Santa Restituta (Montalcino) and Ca’Marcanda (Bolgheri). It is from these storied vineyards, and the earth, weather and vines upon them, that Gaja wines reveal their true heart.