Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 Wine Review

Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009
Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009
Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009
Tuscany, Italy
Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 450873
BC Product #: 25163
SAQ Product #: 10843298


 
Price: $21.95
Alcohol: 14.2%
Drink: 2012-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Gabbiano
Agent: Treasury Wine Estates
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-bodied with dark fruit, smoke, earth and some dark spice. Robust and demanding of hearty meat dishes. decant 2 hours.

This was reviewed March 7, 2013 by
 

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James rated this wine as 90/100
Heather Wall CS; WSET Certified rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

When in Rome? Or in my case..When dining at Vittoria Trattoria in Ottawa. Great value full-bodied Chianti Classico. Luscious dark fruit, oak,leather,smoke, earthy and herbaceous. Tannins were there but smoothed over with the fruit. Pair with meat, game, hard Italian cheeses. Our server decanted at least one hour as we were there with a party.
The fruit for the 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG was harvested from some
of the finest Sangiovese vines on the Castello di Gabbiano estate, planted at an
elevation of 750 feet on southeast facing slopes in dry-farmed marly-calcareous soils.
A few parcels also came from the nearby Brotini and Cipressi Vineyards, with vines
at similar elevations, soils and exposures.
A cold and rainy spring delayed fruit set in 2009, but a dry summer with warm days
and cool evenings allowed the grapes to ripen fully and evenly. Warm temperatures
persisted into the fall, and at harvest, mature clusters with thick, colorful skins were harvested at peak ripeness. Source: Agent

 
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