About the Wine
Riecine wines are the ultimate combination of the natural fruits of the earth and man’s creative endeavor. From grape to glass Riecine producers fine wines without compromise. Riecine wines are always to be of the highest possible quality. Riecine wines will always be true to their unique and special terroir at Gaiole-in-Chianti.
The wines are created with artisanal care; harvested by hand, sorted out on a vibrating table, and crushed completely by foot. Riecine’s wines use ambient yeasts, with a long and slow fermentation in untreated cement tanks. All the wines are vinified in small lots, block by block, in order to maintain the perfect representation of each one, with their own individual characteristics and personalities.
Riecine is located in the heart of Tuscany, 60 km South-East of Florence, 35 km North-East of Siena, in the community of Gaiole in Chianti. Riecine vineyards are among the finest of Chianti Classico area. For many decades Riecine winery has maintained the reputation of a true Sangiovese specialist.
Since 2011 Riecine has been family-owned and led by Lana Frank. The family is strongly committed to maintaining the philosophy of Riecine and providing everything necessary for the Riecine team to produce great wines from the terroir and focused on quality aspects of all operations in the vineyards and cantina. The family is committed to Riecine’s traditions and is dedicated to maintaining them. Over the past several years, Riecine wines have advanced in quality to the highest levels and are enjoyed today by wine lovers in all corners of the world
Aging: Over 12 years in French barriques.
Tasting Notes: Trebbiano & Malvasia. Deep burnt caramel in color with aromas of toasted hazelnut, vanilla, and baked apples. Honey, caramel, and orange zest on the palate supported by brilliant acidity with a long and balanced finish. It goes naturally with the Foie gras, but the degree of acidity suggests an excellent combination with chocolate and nut cake.
~17.5/20 Jancis Robinson
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