Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Aging Potential: Drink Now / Keep
Serving Temperature: 10 ~ 12 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
- Organic Wine -
La Gioia is a Sangiovese-based “Super Tuscan”, it is blended from various vineyard patches with different soil types to add complexity. A big and powerful wine, La Gioia is aged at least two years in new and second-use barrique to soften the tannins and add roundness to the palate. It has an internal flavour, with scale and depth, it is the ultimate expression of open hearted full fleshy plum richness of Sangiovese
Located in the heart of Tuscany, in the small community of Gaiole in Chianti, Riecine takes its place among the finest vineyards in all of Italy and continues to progress as a classic winery. The founder of Riecine, John Dunkley, an Englishman who became one of the most admired producers of Chianti Classico, and his Italian wife, Palmina, acquired the original 1.5 hectares of land in 1971 from the nearby Badia a Coltibuono. They restored the old stone villa on the land and began reviving and replanting vines. first vintage of Chianti Classico, 1973, was released in 1975 to a flourish of praise. In 1996 Gary and Marlene Baumann, an American couple who now call Italy home have taken over the winery and to date are the proprietors of Riecine estates. Although some things have changed since Dunkley and his wife time, the 100% Sangiovese-based Chianti Classico remains the core of Riecine's production.
Riecine’s wine goals are simple: to produce the finest Sangiovese-based wines in the world. As a result, vines are carefully tended by hand and all farming techniques are 100% organic with some biodynamic processes readily introduced. The farm follows organic growing principles and sprays are kept to an absolute minimum--no herbicides or insecticides are used. All the vineyards are left with grass growing in the rows to reduce erosion and bring the soil and ecosystem back as close to the natural state as possible
The main property located in Gaiole, consists of close to 30 hectares (about 75 acres) of vineyard, olive groves, woodlands, and the winemaking facility. This is where the original vineyard that has been producing Riecine grapes for more than thirty years is located.
In quality vintages, Riecine also produces Chianti Classico Reserva and the Super-Tuscan wine, La Gioia. The wines are matured separately in their vineyard lots for up to 2 years for the Chianti Classico Riserva and La Gioia and 12-18 months for the Chianti Classico.
Riecine estates is proud of there traditions and are dedicated to maintaining them. Over the past several years, Riecine wines have advanced in quality to the highest levels and are enjoyed today by wine lovers in all corners of the world.
|Serving Temperature||10 - 12 °C|
|Grape Variety||100% Sangiovese|
|Wine Closure||Natural Cork|
|Cellaring||Ready to Drink / Keep|
|Robert Parker||92 Points|