RATINGS: 94pts Suckling; 93pts Spectator
Bacci has released some of the finest wines ever made from his Montalcino
property, Renieri. This Tuscan all-rounder (with properties in Chianti Classico
and coastal Tuscany) demonstrates a profound understanding and ability in
winemaking vintage after vintage. â€“ Robert Parker.
Located on the northeast quadrant of
Montalcino, facing Mt. Amiata we find
Tenuta Renieri. This is a stunning
and beautiful winery owned by the Bacci Family. It is well-known by wine lovers
that the best vineyards in Montalcino are located here.
neighbor those of Biondi Santi, Cantina La Serena, Casanova di Neri and Azienda
La Rasina;all located within a 2 mile radius.
The estate comprises 128
acres of which only 30 are under vine at an elevation between 350 â€“ 420 meters
above sea level. The Renieri dates back to the 1700s, while the winery, which
extends over about 1000 square metres is almost entirely below ground. The
single fallen tree on the label serves as a reminder of a tornado that ripped
through Montalcino in 2002.
wines from this house receive every vintage HUGE scores from the worldâ€™s most
famous wine critics (2010 Renieri Brunello di Montalcino scored 100 pts., was
named #3 Top 100 Wines in the World and was featured in the Top 100 List from
Wine Spectator, additionally their 2012 scored 95 pts. and was featured in the
Top 25 Brunellos of 2012 by James Suckling)
Bacci (Owner & Winemaker) focuses on quality rather than quantity.
vineyardsâ€™ yields are dangerously low, producing a mere 1 kg per vine, which is
equivalent to 1 bottle of wine
. The vines were planted in the 1990â€™s and
have a south/southeast exposure. Soils at Renieri estate are predominately
volcanic, with calcareous soils and red clay and tuffs.
wine is sourced from a 7 hectare single vineyard by the name of Regina.
Proprietor Marco Bacci crafts only about 1,000 cases of this Super Tuscan that
is aged for 18 months in French oak barrels with a further 12 months in bottle.
94 pts. James Suckling: This is a luxurious red with dark berry,
plum and peach aromas and flavors. Full body, velvety tannins and a long and
flavorful finish. Juicy and savory. Always a top Super Tuscan from Montalcino.
Better in 2016 but so delicious now.
93 pts. Wine Spectator:
This is pure, delivering black cherry, blackberry, spice and mineral notes,
showing beautiful harmony and structure. Offers a long, tobacco-, herb- and
mineral-tinged finish. Syrah. Drink now through 2023. 2,500 cases made.