Wine Royalty has arrived to our BC wine market – The King & Queen of Renieri. These are two new stunning wines from The Bacci’s family estate in Montalcino with a focus on Brunello, Sangiovese and 2 IGT Toscana wines inspired by French regions - Re (King) focuses on Bordeaux whilst Regina (Queen) has her heart set on Northern Rhone.
Re di Renieri 2007 is a beautiful Bordeaux blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. This powerful King presents itself in a purple-edged ruby red colour, so deep that it stains the glass. It releases aromas of blueberry, tanned leather, and nutmeg, then opens deep and concentrated on the palate, concluding with a velvet-smooth finish. Montreal Gazette Wines of the Week (1Oct11) - “Rich, earthy, very sexy. Really well made merlot based Bordeaux blend. While still quite barrel-driven, the oak is still quite present on the finish. There is so much complexity here – a mass of fruit with licorice, game, smoke and earth notes taking you for a ride on a long, smooth finish. Great choice for collectors and barbecue folks. Serve at 18 C. Drink now-2017. Food pairing idea: Grilled lamb chops.”
Re is available exclusively at these fine Vancouver & Whistler restaurants: Bluewater Cafe, Bearfoot Bistro, Il Giardino e Il Caminetto di Umberto, Shangri-La Hotel and West. Also available for purchase at these fine wine stores: Everything Wine (North Van), Firefly, Kitsilano Wine Cellar and Legacy.
While Re is powerful and elegant, Regina di Renieri 2007 is feminine, elegant and beautiful but powerful like a iron hand in a velvet glove. Made from 100% syrah from clones of the fame Hermitage vineyards, it offers a deep red, veined with an almost eggplant-dark purple, that greets the ones eye. The nose releases a wide range of rich fragrances, both spicy and floral, with subtle notes of fruit. The palate exhibits appreciable power but judicious balance as well, crowned with a lengthy finish. 90 Points – Robert Parker (Oct2010) - “…a wine of promise.”
Regina is available exclusively at Alta Bistro and Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler. She is available for purchase at the following wine retailers: Dundarave Wine Cellar, Firefly Wines, Kitsilano Wine Cellar and Legacy.
Enjoy these regal wines as this vintage are available in limited quantities only!