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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Castello di Bossi

Renieri Invetro Toscana IGT

Tuscany :: Italy

http://www.bacciwines.it/#home

Estate::

The Renieri tenuta, or winery estate, comprises 128 hectares in the southern quadrant of Montalcino, on slopes that face Monte Amiata. 30 hectares of vineyards are planted at an elevation of 350-420 metres, forming an arc from southeast to southwest. 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 Sangiovese. International varietals are also grown here including: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Petit Verdot. 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. The local soils are largely volcanic, with strata of schistous limestone and rock. Also typical of the area are soils made up of the reddish terra rossa clays, and calcareous tufa.

Grape varieties::

50% Sangiovese,
25% Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Merlot

Vinification::

Harvest period: September.
Maceration: 14 days
Fermentation temperature: 29-31° C.

ageing::

3 months in barriques

appearance::

Pretty garnet hue.

nose::

Clean with berry, forest floor, leather and spice layers.

taste::

Soft and rich, silky and generous, round berry finish.

Food pairing::

Decant and serve with rare steak or lamb chops.

Closure::

“vinolok” glass stopper

Ratings::

James Suckling 92

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.0