With the 2005 vintage, for the first time in history, the GAJA family decided to produce a classic Brunello without single vineyard designation, blended from all 40 acres the family has planted throughout the entire region. Pieve Santa Restituta’s Brunello di Montalcino is now produced from a selection of estate-grown grapes from throughout the winery’s four non-contiguous vineyards as well as 25 acres of southwest facing vineyards in Torrenieri, in northeastern Montalcino, acquired in 2006.
The Brunello shows botanical notes and fresh fruity aromas of sage, rosemary, red currant and pomegranate, followed by complementary notes of clove and incense. On the palate, you immediately notice freshness and elegance. Stone fruits, such as pear and quince give way to a smooth, savory texture with vibrant acidity, silky tannins and long aftertaste.