TENUTA DI RENIERI, REGINA DI RENIERI
TUSCANY, ITALY 2013
By now, most of you may be familiar with the masterful winemaking at Tenuta di Renieri of Montalcino. For this Tuscan estate, their impressive Brunellos have received a gamut of media praise and attention, but it’s not a surprise that the winemaking team at this powerhouse property has some tricks up their sleeve. After all, once you’ve hit Sangiovese perfection (with their 100-point 2010 Brunello Riserva), it only makes sense to extend this mastery to other varieties.
Today’s offer for the 2013 Regina di Renieri boasts a rare cepage of 100% Syrah, and pays homage to the Northern Rhone. What does 100% Syrah in Tuscany look like? James Suckling describes it best saying, “What I appreciate about these Tuscan Syrahs is their similarity to great Syrah from France’s Northern Rhone, yet they have a combination of richness and freshness that is unique to almost all reds in Tuscany. This bright acidity in the wines is attributed to the large thermal changes, from day temperatures that can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit, to nights in the 70s. It maintains the fresh acidity in the grapes, and therefore, the wines.“
In addition to the freshness of the wine, Renieri has managed to bring out the savage, savory meat character of Syrah often associated with the great wines of Cornas. Here they apply the same vineyard standards used for their Brunellos – only 6000 vines per hectare to yield just one kilogram per vine, allowing for better health of the vines and perfectly ripe fruit. To put it in perspective, this is the equivalent of just one bottle of wine per vine. All the harvest is done by hand and each plot is vinified separately. The results are stunning. Awarded an impressive 94 points by James Suckling, this wine is an absolute show stopper that should live in every wine connoisseur’s cellar. This will clearly age well, but given how well the wine is showing now, it’s going to be hard not to drink this up quickly. And speaking of quickly…with up to 25% off on 6 or more bottles, this is sure to sell out fast so we suggest getting your orders in right away!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. Offer is made pre-arrival, with the wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in 8-12 weeks. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, CT, NY, TN and WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Sunday, May 20, 2018.