Riecine - La Gioia - Rosso Toscana
Overview: Riecine was originally owned by a nearby monastery until the 20th century, in fact the church archives from 1112 A.D. provide the earliest known record of the wine farm called Riecine. Is very close to excavations of an Etruscan township. It is possible that wine has been produced in the hills around Riecine even before the XII century.
Riecine is located in the heart of Tuscany, 60 km South-East of Florence, 35 km North-East of Siena, in the community of Gaiole in Chianti. Riecine vineyards are among the finest of Chianti Classico area. For many decades Riecine winery has maintained the reputation of a true Sangiovese specialist.
La Gioia is our 100% Sangiovese-based Supertuscan. It’s a blend of the best grapes from various vineyard patches with different soil types. A big and powerful wine.
Tasting Notes: Bright ruby with garnet shimmer. Expressive nose with wonderful of wild raspberry and goji berry, balsamic notes in the background. Lining the entire palate with finely-woven texture, well-placed tannin. Real drive.
Pairing: Beef, venison
Points: 94, Falstaff
Format / ABV: 750 ml / 13.5%
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