Pieve Santa Restituta is located in the romantic, Medieval Italian town of Montalcino, in an area surrounded by hills and dense woods. The soil, altitude and lush topography make Montalcino the ideal home for the Sangiovese grape, the star of the area's celebrated Brunello di Montalcino wine. World-renowned Italian winemaker Angelo Gaja acquired the Pieve Santa Restituta estate in 1994, which was his first venture outside the borders of his native Piedmont. Gaja set his sights on Tuscany, knowing that he could create high quality wines that express the purity of the Tuscan terrior.
A "pieve" is a parish church, and the estate itself is named for the church that stands on the property. According to church records, wine has been produced in and around Montalcino since the 12th century. With respect for the estate's heritage and an awareness of its great potential, Angelo Gaja improved the vineyards and renovated the winery.
The property's entire 40 acres are dedicated to Sangiovese, which go into making Pieve Santa Restituta's three outstanding Brunello di Montalcinos, including the single-vineyard Sugarille as well as Rennina, which is made made from three vineyards on the estate.