Riecine Sebastiano (50cl) 2001
Notes of honey, caramel and citrus supported by a brilliant acidity to give a perfect balance. Lovely!
What we say
Honey, caramel and citrus supported by a brilliant acidity to give a perfect balance. Food and wine pairing: Foie gras comes as the first idea, but then the lovely acidity also leads to dark chocolate and nuts pie.
What they say
Sebastiano is a passito made of Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes, produced only during the better years and in very limited quantities. The grapes are carefully selected on the vine and on the sorting table. Notes of honey, caramel and citrus are supported by a brilliant acidity to give a perfect balance.
How you say it
Ray-scene-y Seb-ast-ee-ano Pass-ee-to
About the producer Riecine
Riecine is a rare example of what can be achieved through handcrafted, artisan individual care and attention. The founder of contemporary Riecine John Dunkley, an Englishman who became one of the most admired producers of the new style Chianti Classico, based on Sangiovese. With his Italian wife Palmina, John acquired the original 1.5 hectares of land in 1971 from the nearby monastery of Badia a Coltibuono. They restored the old stone villa on the land and began reviving and replanting vines. The first vintage of Chianti Classico, 1973, was released in 1975. You can not fully appreciate the culture of Italy and Italian wine if you have never tried a great Sangiovese Sean OCallaghan, winemaker at Riecine.
Critics & Awards
Jancis Robinson: 17.5/20 (Millésime / Vintage 2001) | Falstaff Magazine: 90/100 (Millesime/ Vintage 1999)