Castello di Gabbiano Alleanza Toscana IGT 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [WA 92]
Regular price $28.99
Notes from the Winemaker:
“A wine in perfect balance between the old and new world style.”
This wine is sourced from our estate vineyards from sites where Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grow best. With its rocky, marl-rich limestone and clay soils and moderate climate, these vines thrive in the singular terroir of the Chianti Classico region, producing grapes that give the wine its rich, dark fruit characteristics.
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Hand-harvested grapes: winemaking is focus on maximum color and flavor extraction and to enhance richness and texture of the wine. The wine is aged in French Oak barriques(225L) of first and second passage, for 16/18 months.
The Alleanza has notes of black pepper, cloves and ripe fruit on nose. On the palate, ripe fruit notes are accented by some delicate savory characteristics, luscious tannins and well-integrated toasty oak notes.
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"An international blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the Castello di Gabbiano 2016 Alleanza Cavaliere d'Oro is hearty, rich and concentrated. The wine shows good balance, something that can be counted on in this excellent vintage, with dark fruit flavors, well-managed tannins and just enough acidity to keep it lively and food-friendly, especially with a classic pappardelle with wild boar. It will get the job done no matter what meat dish you serve next to it."