2011 Tenuta San Guisto A Rentennano Percarlo

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(97 Points) The 2011 Percarlo is one of the most beautiful, expressive young Percarlos I have ever tasted. Fine, silky and exceptionally polished, the 2011 boast stunning textural depth and richness. Absolutely nothing is out of place in this super-sexy, racy, Percarlo. Once again San Giusto has elevated Sangiovese to a lofty, rarified level. Readers who can find the 2011 Percarlo should not hesitate. It is a real stunner. --Antonio Galloni 



 



 



 



Percarlo is made from 100% estate grown Sangiovese grapes, especially selected bunch per bunch, from the best zones of their estate vineyards, which have a low yield of 1 Kg grapes per vine.



The grapes are usually allowed to mature beyond the normal degree of ripeness.   Fermentation and maceration take place in enameled cement vats and last up to 35 days. The yeasts produced are natural.


Percarlo is aged in French oak barriques for 20-22 months, bottled unfiltered and held in bottle for another 18 months before being released. The grapes which go into the making of Percarlo are selected, bunch per bunch, from vineyards whose soil dates predominately to the Pliocene epoch.



It is composed of layers of sand and stones which lie 2 to 5 meters deep and rest on beds of clay.  The vineyards are situated at an average altitude of 270 meters above sea level.   Notwithstanding the variations from year to year which occur in every wine faithful to its terroir, each vintage of Percarlo possesses constant characteristics which give it a precise, recognizable identity.



It is a wine with long ageing potential, a robust expression of the San Giusto a Rentennano terroir.



 



 



 



Here are the top 5 from Antonio Galloni’s latest issue on the 2011 vintage Super Tuscan wines:



 



1. 2011 Montervinte Le Pergole Torte.. 97 pts


2. 2011 Castello di Rampolla Alceo ..( 96-98 pts)


3. 2011 Castello di Rampolla Sammarco ( 96-98 pts)


4. 2011 Tentua dell Ornellaia " Ornellaia" ( 97 pts )


5. 2011 San Giusto Rentennano 's Percarlo ( 97 pts ) 


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