San Giusto a Rentennano "Percarlo" IGT 2017 (Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 97] [WS 95]

San Giusto a Rentennano "Percarlo" IGT 2017
(Tuscany, Italy) - [VM 97] [WS 95]


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About the Winery:
Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano is a famous, historical Tuscan wine estate known for both Chianti Classico and high-quality, single-variety IGT wines. Located 15km to the northeast of the Renaissance city of Siena, the winery is owned and run by the Martini di Cigala family in the village of Gaiole.

San Giusto a Rentennano's vineyards have been certified organic since 2006.

About this Wine:
Produced from 100% Sangiovese grapes, selected bunch by bunch from the best vineyards, with a limited yield of about 0.8 kg per plant, often harvested beyond the usual levels of ripeness. Fermentation and maceration takes place in enamelled concrete tanks and lasts up to 30-35 days. The elevation takes place in 500 Lt French oak barrels and tonneaux for 20-22 months and the wine ages 18 months in the bottle in our cellars. Most of the vineyards destined for the production of Percarlo are located on soils of Pliocene origin, formed by layers of sand and pebbles (tuff) from 2 to 5 meters deep, below which there are clay banks. To a lesser extent they are found on marl and alberese soils, on the southwestern side of the company; the vineyards of "Corsignano", near Monti in Chianti, they are located on decidedly more clayey soils. The average altitude is 270 meters above sea level. Despite the diversity between the vintages (expression of every wine faithful to its terroir), Percarlo shows a continuity of characteristics that gives it its own precise identity. It is a long-aged wine, a strong expression of the land of San Giusto a Rentennano.

Technical Information

Varietal: 100% Sangiovese from selection on the best 8 hectares of the 30 owned
Harvest Dates: from 23 to 30 September 2017
Ageing: 22 months in French oak barrels (Allier, Nevers) from 225 liters and 500 liters and 30 hl barrel
Total Production: 13.302 bottles of 75 cl; 700 Magnum of 150 cl; 100 Double Magnum of 300 cl; 15 bottles of 500 cl; 20 bottles of 600 cl
ABV: 15%
Sugar: 1.1 g / lt
Total Acidity: 5.96 g / lt 
Volatile Acidity: 0.71 g / lt
pH: 3.36
Cellaring:  2020-2030 and beyond
Serving Temperature: 17 ° C-18 ° C.

Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2017 Percarlo is an exotic beauty. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, with tremendous fruit density, the 2017 packs a serious punch. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, menthol and earthy notes emerge over time, but the tannins remain imposing. Like the Baròncole, the Percarlo needs cellaring to be at its best. The 2017 was much more forthcoming from barrel. It will reveal all of that sumptuousness once again, but not soon." - Antonio Galloni (8/2020)

95 Points - Wine Spectator:
"This red is saturated with blackberry, black currant, violet, iron and spice flavors. Powerful tannins lend support and this finishes with lingering fruit and rustic tannins, with terrific length. Best from 2023 through 2036. 850 cases made, 175 cases imported." - BS (10/15/2021)