2015 Riecine La Gioia (750ml)
Riecine is a historic estate in Gaiole in Chianti founded in 1971. They have about 30 hectares of organically farmed vineyards located in Gaiole, one of the highest quality communes within Chianti Classico, that sit between 430 and 600 meters above sea level. Their annual bottle production is only about 70,000. They are known for producing wines of elegance and finesse often compared to Burgundy.
"A refined and savory red with a creamy texture and berry and light cedar character. Polished and beautiful. 94-95 points" - James Suckling (October 2016)
100% Sangiovese form 40 year old vines. The grapes are crushed by foot, then fermented into open top bins and in cement tanks, with 40 days of macerations on the skins. 3 Years in French Oak barrels (first and second passage).