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.
Throughout Italy, 2013 will be remembered as a vintage of elegance. Montalcino does not make an exception: round bodies, silky tannins and intense fruit concentration are the features of this vintage.
The Rennina 2013 features an earthy and balsamic nose, with aromas of white pepper, bark, flint, violet and iron.
On the palate, the wine displays juicy and concentrated mixed notes of black and red fruit, such as mulberry, sour cherry and red apple. Full-body, high and firm tannins.