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Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 Wine Review

Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009

Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009

Tuscany, Italy

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $21.95

Drink: 2012-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.2%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Castello di Gabbiano

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

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 Castello Di Gabbiano Riserva Chianti Classico 2009 was reviewed on March 7, 2013 by Natalie MacLean

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  • $15.52 
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Reviews and Ratings

James rated this wine as 90/100
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced 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.
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Gabbiano Chianti Classico Reserva DOCG displays violet, red fruits and spicy aromas of black pepper and sweet licorice. The palate is mouth-filling and warm, with red fruit flavors balanced by round tannins, a fresh acidity and long finish.

Source: NB Liquor Stores
Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:

Le Gabbiano Chianti Classico Reserva DOCG démontre des arômes de violettes, de fruits rouges, de poivre noir et de réglisse douce. Son palais est charnu et chaleureux avec des saveurs de fruits rouges équilibrées par des tannins ronds, une acidité f

Source: NB Magasin d'Alcool
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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