TENUTA RENIERI - WINE CELLAR
The modern winemaking cellar in Montalcino, covering some 1,000 square metres, is built almost entirely underground. The harvested grapes are conveyed by gravity from the roof, beginning the itinerary that will bring the berries inside the cellar and into new stainless steel tanks for the initial fermentation at 29°-31°C. A controlled temperature is absolutely essential for the protection of the yeasts present on the grape skins at the time of harvest.
The tanks are equipped with automatic pumpover systems that can be programmed in cycles that will ensure maximum extraction of compounds from the skins. Maceration on the skins is one of the most critical steps in the winemaking process, since the compounds that will later determine the aromas and flavours are extracted during this process.
Macerations at Renieri average 3 to 4 weeks. All wines undergo malolactic fermentation in oak barrels, where the still-dirty wine drops its sediment and begins the long maturation process.
Following the malolactic fermentation, the wines at Renieri take different directions. Brunello di Montalcino is given a double ageing, in an ageing facility on the ground floor of the casale, separate from the cellar, where humidity and temperature levels are constantly controlled. The initial ageing process takes place in barriques and lasts about 2 years, during which the sediments are removed by frequent racking. When the wine has become clear, it goes to large oak botti for the final period of ageing before bottling. This two-step process prevents the formation of reductive, or sulphide, odours in the wine from sediments that can build up over four years in the same container.
Rosso di Montalcino, Re di Renieri, and Regina di Renieri age in the underground cellar for varying periods, depending on the grape varieties, in lightly-toasted French Allier oak barriques.
A careful melding together of tradition and contemporary technology in the cellar, together with painstaking vineyard work preceding each harvest, yield wines of superb quality and remarkable distinctiveness.
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