san giusto, percarlo, igt 2016
VINOUS
99
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2016 san giusto, percarlo, igt

Why We're Buying

Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano is known for two things: Chianti Classico and single-variety IGT wines. Percalo fits into the latter. The estate uses exacting standards to produce this 100% sangiovese wine, ensuring that it only uses the finest fruits. As a result, Percarlo is its most popular wine. Since Fattoria San Giusto a Rentennano only produces 1,600 cases per year, the has price jumped 56.8% between 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
99

Vinous

The 2016 Percarlo captures all of the beauty it has always shown in the cellar. Pliant, silky and exceptionally polished, the 2016 simply has it all. Freshly cut flowers, rose petal, mint, spice and blood orange add striking aromatic nuance to a core of brilliant Sangiovese fruit. Powerful and ample, with superb aromatic lift, the 2016 Percarlo is exceptionally beautiful and moving from the very first taste. A whole range of floral and mineral notes extend the finish effortless. The tannins need time to soften, so readers should plan on at least a few years of cellaring. In a word: compelling. (AG)

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The iconic San Giusto a Rentennano 2016 Percarlo is a gorgeous expression, opening slowly to reveal black fruit, blue flowers, lilac, honey, potting soil and a touch of fragrant porcino mushroom. These are stunning results, with a soft and contoured mouthfeel followed by elegant tannins, balanced acidity and a long finish that wraps over the palate with silky intensity. Keep the wine in your cellar for a few more years, allowing it to take on extra complexity and volume. In a sense, Percarlo transcends Sangiovese. Not only does it deliver the classic characteristics of the variety, it does so with a touch of magic, transforming the grape into an ethereal and soulful expression of Tuscany. (ML) 98+