I like guys like Marco Bacci because he’s a hustler. The man who birthed the “Corbaia” label also was super smart to secure properties in the 3 best Tuscan appellations (Chianti, Montalcino and Morellino di Scansano). Antonio Galloni of Vinous has praised him countless times– saying that the Chianti Classico he makes at Castello di Bossi is “consistently amongst the very best”.
But I think it’s his wines at Renieri that represent the true jewel in his crown– with a terrific program in place to produce some of the most vibrant, well-structured Sangiovese in Montalcino and at prices that consumers can really dig into.
A lot of winemakers in Montalcino use the Sangiovese that didn’t make the cut in their Brunello for their Rossos but not Marco. When he bought Renieri, he had a specific plan in place to make the very best Rosso di Montalcino possible – by ripping out the existing vines and replacing them with new vines tailored to each site, focusing on clones specifically tailored to slightly shorter time in vat, prior to bottling.
Instead of making an inferior Brunello, he was making arguably the worlds best Rosso di Montalcino!
Aged 100% in stainless steel, the wine is wildly aromatic and energetic with a bouquet of roses, wildflowers and spices that accompany juicy cherry, orange rind and raspberry notes. It’s so smooth and well-structured with ultra fine tannin and a savory finish. It’s no wonder Suckling always includes Renieri in his Top Rosso di Montalcinos list amongst stars Caparzo and Argiano. It’s also why today’s brand new 2019 release comes accompanied by an over-the-top 92-point review.
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92 Points, James Suckling
A fresh red with aromas of raspberries, redcurrants, baking spices and orange peel. Medium-bodied with sleek tannins. Creamy texture with bright acidity and a fruity, zesty and flavorful finish with excellent length. From organically grown grapes. Drink now.