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Malvira Roero Riserva Renesio DOCG

This vineyard’s name, Renesio, is thought to be tied to the naming of the local white variety, Arneis. In fact, Malvirà produces both an Arneis and the Roero Riserva from grapes grown on this southeastern-facing hillside in Canale. The wine hits the palate with an explosion of dark cherries and blueberries, mixed with smoke, tobacco, liquorice and even a hint of chocolate. This is a more “masculine” showing of Roero, brooding and earthy with a long life ahead of it.


Vinous Media on 2017 vintage

The 2017 Roero Arneis Vigna Renesio presents a distinctly powerful, robust expression of Arneis. Deep and phenolic in feel, the Renesio is a gorgeous wine for the dinner table. There are plenty of varietal orchard fruit and floral notes, but the Renesio is really a wine of density more than anything else.


Falstaff Magazine on 2015 vintage

Rich, bright ruby red with a delicately brightening, rust-red edge. Appealing nose, of ripe strawberries and raspberries, lush forest fruits are underlaid with a noble spicy tone. On the palate with tightly woven tannins, juicy, spreads out nicely, extremely polished with a delicately salty finish.


International Wine Review on 2015 vintage

Offering an enticing floral nose of rose petals and red cherries, the Renesio is our favorite of the Malvira Roeros. It's more feminine and refined than the Mombeltramo. It's very fresh and less earthy on the palate with lovely pure, concentrate red cherry and berry flavors, both fresh and dried. Aged 24 months in French oak. The Renesio vineyard is 300 meters in altitude and stretches about 4.5 hectares. The soil is made of calcareous clay, and the vineyard is located in Canale with a south facing exposition.


Decanter on 2014 vintage

This well-known estate was founded in the 1950s and now produces three Roero Riservas. Renesio exhibits a sweet, delicate raspberry nose which has charm and some finesse. This isn't a massive wine, but has some elegance and persistence as well as a fresh, nimble presence on the palate. Concentrated, balanced and stylish, the perky acidity comes into play on the finish.


James Suckling on 2011 vintage

A floral take on the style with cedary oak and dried leather savory notes at the edge. The palate is supple, bright and fresh with good focus and shape. It flows well and is neatly balanced.


Wine Spectator on 2011 vintage

This exhibits sweet berry, licorice and tobacco flavors. Intense and fresh, with dusty tannins on the finish. Shows fine length and a minerally aftertaste. Drink now through 2020


Falstaff Magazine on 2010 vintage

Intense and darkly shining ruby ​​red. Initially closed nose, slightly reductive, then shows nuances of tar and graphite, noble fungus. Very velvety-soft palate entry, very smooth, stretches elegantly over the tongue in the front part, then slight drying in the aftertaste.


Vinous Media on 2010 vintage

A host of dark cherries, smoke, tobacco, licorice and melted road tar hit the palate in the 2010 Roero Riserva Renesio, while firm tannins convey an impression of masculine intensity. Brooding and earthy, the 2010 is going to need at least a few years in bottle to soften, but it is impressive, even at this early stage.


Wine Advocate on 2010 vintage

The 2010 Roero Arneis Renesio is a generous, inviting wine laced with white peaches, jasmine, mint and flowers. It shows lovely energy and pliancy in a round, floral style best suited for near-term drinking. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014.


Wine Advocate on 2006 vintage

The estate’s 2006 Roero Riserva Renesio is the most complete of these 2006 Roeros from Malvira. Deceptively medium in body, the Renesio flows with ripe, juicy cherries, tobacco and spices in a firm style that requires patience. There is a weightless elegance to the Renesio I find compelling and totally engaging. The Renesio shows just how elegant Nebbiolo from Roero can be. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2021.


Vinous Media on 2006 vintage

The estate's 2006 Roero Riserva Renesio is the most complete of these 2006 Roeros from Malvirà. Deceptively medium in body, the Renesio flows with ripe, juicy cherries, tobacco and spices in a firm style that requires patience. There is a weightless elegance to the Renesio I find compelling and totally engaging. This shows just how elegant Nebbiolo from Roero can be.


Wine Advocate on 2005 vintage

The 2005 Roero Riserva Renesio is the ripest and richest of these three Roeros. The wine’s concentration is impressive, particularly in the way the fruit completely covers the tannins, conveying an impression of near-seamlessness. With time in the glass the wine’s inner perfume emerges, but the Renesio remains a Roero essentially built on a frame of very ripe fruit. Accordingly, it is the most approachable of these 2005 Roeros but the wine’s early accessibility should not compromise its ability to develop positively in bottle. This is another terrific showing from Malvira. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.


Vinous Media on 2005 vintage

The 2005 Roero Riserva Renesio is the ripest and richest of these three Roeros. The wine's concentration is impressive, particularly in the way the fruit completely covers the tannins, conveying an impression of near-seamlessness. With time in the glass the wine's inner perfume emerges, but the Renesio remains a Roero essentially built on a frame of very ripe fruit. Accordingly, it is the most approachable of these 2005 Roeros but the wine's early accessibility should not compromise its ability to develop positively in bottle. This is another terrific showing from Malvirà.

 
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