The designation Rennina 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.
Thanks to the perfect weather conditions that marked each season of the year, the 2010 vintage was one of the most exceptional of the past fifteen years. Moderate temperatures, abundant rainfall and long and bright days alternated all year long. From such regularity derives the great harmony of the wines: elegance and grace combined with great structure, depth and impressive aging potential.
Captivating fresh botanical perfumes such as elderflowers and peppermint, roots, wild cherries and mineral notes.
The mouthfeel is voluptous, with silky tannins and bright acidity followed by generous red fruit aromas and an elegant acidity. Final notes are savory and spicy.