Regina di Renieri Toscana 2011
Renieri Regina di Renieri IGT Toscana 2011 is 100% Syrah sourced from a single vineyard, aged 18 months in French oak barrels. A deep red in color, this Tuscan red offers rich aromas of fruit, spice and florals on the nose. On the palate, intense, powerful and full-bodied with wonderful balance and a long finish.
The Renieri tenuta, or winery estate, comprises 128 hectares in the southern quadrant of Montalcino, on slopes that face Monte Amiata. Thirty hectares of vineyards are planted at an elevation of 350-420 metres, their exposures forming an arc from southeast to southwest. Following the grubbing-up of the old vineyards, new vines were planted in 1998, at a density of 6,000 vines per hectare. The yield at just one kg. per vine, the equivalent of one bottle of wine, entails the least stress per plant and ensures perfectly ripened fruit, and thus optimal quality.