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Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille 1999

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Deep ruby color. Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in youth than Rennina due to the slightly firmer tannic structure; but after 5-7 years, its depth and concentration lead to a complex flavor profile of great balance.

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Gaja:
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less

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Snooth User: samzfaz
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4.50 5
06/18/2008

A very complete Brunello, solid, complex nose and a long finish, decanted for 1 hr a great wine!!


External Reviews for Gaja Brunello di Montalcino Sugarille

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
01/15/2010

Angelo Gaja’s offerings from Tuscany are no less exciting and impressive than his famous Barbarescos. This Brunello di Montalcino comes from one of his single vineyards. The unique position and soil structure of the Sugarille vineyard - calcareous clay with a gently sloping southern exposure - give this wine an expressive, powerful character. This is a very special terroir, producing outstanding, long-aging Brunello. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated it 92 points and said: "The 1999 Brunello di Montalcino Sugarile, the selection, is darker in color than the regular bottling, more concentrated and substantial in flavor, riper and sweeter on both the nose and palate, and considerably denser and richer on the finish. Drink: 2005-2018." Extremely Limited!



Deep ruby color. Rich, complex aromas of ripe fruit (plums and wild cherries), violets and hints of cloves and tobacco. Elegant structure and ripe, well-integrated tannins. This wine is normally more austere in youth than Rennina due to the slightly firmer tannic structure; but after 5-7 years, its depth and concentration lead to a complex flavor profile of great balance.

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