The book of Riecine: 50 years of Chianti history
The story of a small but important Chianti company seen through that of the Chianti Classico, back in time to the Etruscan origins of the name Riecine.
In the Bottles section, you can discover all the latest bottlings of Riecine. Wine and EVO Oil, in all available formats and soon some absolute news...
Discover the selection, in very limited quantities, of our old vintages.
" When Baron Philippe de Rothschild plants Sangiovese, I will convert to Cabernet Sauvignon" - John Dunkley (founder of Riecine)
In Gaiole in Chianti, 500 meters above sea level, on land surrounded by cypress and conifer woods, once skilfully tended by the monks of Badia a Coltibuono, our vineyards sink their roots, enhancing the characteristics of Sangiovese.
The vintages change, not the result. The most recent course of Riecine convinces us more and more and the new Chianti Classico '18 confirms it. Magnificent wine for grace and pleasantness, joyful in the fruit and fine in the texture of the sip.
A pure expression of Sangiovese, the 2016 La Gioia is a beauty. Off the bat, the wine shows a specific mineral note that reminds me of black stone or dusty granite. Beyond that, you get a thick and dense layer of black fruit and plum. The wine is never heavy or flat, instead it shows a lot of energy and freshness with a point of spiciness on the close. That energy is typical of Gaiole in Chianti. This is a medium-to-full bodied Sangiovese with all its various moving parts in harmony, ready for a Tuscan bean and tomato stew with fresh bread and healthy wedges of pecorino.
It has class and depth at the same time: the scent is a magnificent mix of acidic fruit (peach, red citrus fruit, berries), flowers, minerals and just mentioned spices. In the mouth the strength and quality of the material explode in a breathtaking crescendo. Extraordinary wine, capable of simultaneously speaking the strictest Chianti vernacular and the universal language of quality. You basically need an exorcist. A must.
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