Gaja Pieve Santa Restituta Brunello di Montalcino 2019

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$171.97 SGD

(not yet reviewed, review of the cru Sugarille from 2018 for reference)

95+ points - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, March 2023

Showing extra richness and textural weight, the 2018 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille is structured, rich and intense. This wine represents fruit from a single site that is characterized by schistous galestro soils. These conditions give Sugarille its heavier center of gravity and its distinguished power and heft. Dark fruit, balsam herb and pencil shavings shape a beautiful and precise bouquet. Give this wine more time to age.

I tasted these wines with Gaia Gaja in Barbaresco (Piedmont) last year, and we had a lot to discuss. The big news is that Gaja purchased a few new parcels at cooler, higher elevations. "Taking a proactive step in response to climate change, we moved up in altitude; and in 2019, we bought a five-hectare vineyard in the southwestern area of Montalcino at a higher altitude of 400 meters above sea level in the area of Bolsignano," she says. "In 2020, another five-hectare plot of land was acquired near the so-called Passo del Lume Spento at 630 meters in elevation. It is one of the highest vineyards in the entire appellation. Twenty years ago, it was unthinkable to plant Sangiovese at this height because it would have never ripened properly. Today, because of the warmer climate, having vineyards at a higher altitude is an asset and can be another valuable advantage. Over the last several years, Montalcino has continued to experience warm and dry temperatures. However, we have been struck by the freshness and finesse that characterizes the 2018 vintage. These are wines that possess bright fruit, medium body and excellent acidity."

- Monica Larner

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