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Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2013

Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2013
Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2013

Tuscany D.O.C.G, Italy



Community Score: 4.5/5
Community Reviews: 16
 
Price: $22.95
Sweetness: Dry
Alcohol: 14%
 

Drink: 2017-2023

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Castello di Gabbiano

Mymi Thesingingsommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

The Castello di Gabbiano estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region in Tuscany. The historical “castello” dates back from the 12th century but has been restored into a spectacular hotel which includes its own restaurant, a swimming pool, as well as the winery itself and over 100 hectares of vines and olive groves. All the winemaking work is done on the premises so guests also witness the whole process from picking grapes to bottling.
The Chianti Classico Riserva is Castello di Gabbiano’s flagship wine, utilizing more than 50% of the estate’s vines. Only the finest grapes were selected for the 2013 vintage. The fruit from different parts of the vineyard were fermented and aged separately which gave winemaker Federico Cerelli an exciting and wide range of flavors as well as textures to create his master blend with.
This one includes 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot.
Brilliant ruby red in color and a bit subdued on the nose but as oxygen came in contact with the wine, aromas of ripe berry fruit, wet black earth & leaves, crushed black cardamom and a hint of incense came through.
Dry and intense on the palate with a luscious, round mouthfeel. Elegant balance of tannin and acidity with ripe red fruit, especially plum mingling with a dense earthiness, a hint of dark spice cake and a lingering finish.
Sumptuous
 

  


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