This wine takes its name from the noble Raineri de Ricasoli, whose family owned the estate from the early 1200s to 1968. The first vintage of Rainero was 1999.
Owner: Viticola Toscana S.p.A.
Winemaker: Matteo Menicacci and Emiliano Falsini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 1/3 Sangiovese, 1/3 Merlot and 1/3 Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Location: Casanova (Sangiovese) Casi (Cabernet Sauvignon) Moci (Merlot)
Elevation: 400 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1990-1997
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Soil: Predominantly sandstone with a little bit of clay
Manual harvest with selection in the field, destemming and soft pressing; spontaneous alcoholic fermentation at a maximum temperature of 86°F for 7-10 wooden tanks. Malolactic fermentation in concrete vats
12 months in French oak barriques, 12 months in the bottle
Color: Impenetrable ruby red color with violet hues
Bouquet: On the nose it shows intense scients of berries and spices with tobacco and coffee notes
Flavor: Great roundness and excellent structure with significant tannins, well sustained by a good alcohol concentration. Long and pleasant finish.
Pairings: Perfect with long-cooked meat dishes, pot roasts, pasta with game sauces.
Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 62F
Production: 6,600 bottles