Riecine is the name of a medieval village, located in the heart of the Chianti Classico, in Gaiole, whose particular wine vocation was developed by the Dunkley spouses, since 1971. The homonymous winery, after having gained quite quickly the fame of “Specialist of Sangiovese”, has kept it unchanged until today, although it changed its ownership in 2011, thanks to the constancy of its quality wines.
Agronomic practices are organic and biodynamic, while in the cellar there is room for spontaneous fermentations and the almost homeopathic use of sulfur dioxide. The homonymous Riecine is one of the best expressions of this approach: a 100% Sangiovese wine, obtained from the oldest winery’s vineyard. After a double sorting, in the vineyard and in the cellar, the grapes are gently pressed, and then fermented, with indigenous yeasts, in iconic Foudrerie Grenier wooden tanks. After the must maceration of 20-30 days, the wine is aged for 36 months in a non-vitrified cement egg, and for 6 months in bottle, before being marketed.
This intense ruby red vintage 2013 has a balsamic bouquet that starts with crispy red fruit and black cherry to continue in succession (even temporal) with sweet spice (cinnamon stick), blood orange, sprig of licorice, Pink pepper and Kentuky tobacco. In the mouth the body is slender, you can immediately notice the great elegance and freshness, given by the haematic-ferrous component (well present) which slims the sip, followed by a good flavor that directs the very long end of the sip on citric notes.
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