Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2016 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 92]

Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG 2016
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
“This wine, with its full, balanced flavour, bears honest testimony to its territory and ancient tradition.”


The wine offers aromas of violet and red berries. On the palate, the wine has flavors of bright red cherry, notes of white pepper and nutmeg and a savory character that is classic Sangiovese. It has firm tannins and bright acidity.

Winemaking

Produced according to the most traditional Chianti Classico fermentation processes, on the skins, in tanks at a 28°C controlled temperature. Natural malolactic fermentation in steel tanks.
The wine is bottled after 10 months ageing in a combination of traditional French oak cask of varying sizes, small oak barrels and cement tanks to provides us with a diverse range of flavors and textures to work with in crafting our final blend.

Grapes: 90% Sangiovese 10% and other red berry vines

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"Refined, tight and very pretty with cherry and cedar character, as well as firm, silky tannins and a fresh, flavorful finish. Medium to full body. Drink now or hold." - (November 7, 2019)

Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of violet, dark berry and underbrush lead the nose on this 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Colorino blend. The juicy palate offers black cherry, star anise and white pepper alongside pliant tannins." - Kerin O’Keefe (4/1/2019)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico Cavaliere d'Oro is a simple and honest expression of Sangiovese without too many extra bells or whistles. The bouquet offers bright notes of wild cherry, dried raspberry and cassis. Background tones include mild spice and cured tobacco. This is a lean and immediate expression to wash down with your favorite pasta dish." - Monica Larner (19th Sep 2019)

Vinous:
"The 2016 Chianti Classico is aromatic, lifted and gracious in feel. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, tobacco, cedar and anise are nicely layered in this attractive, perfumed Chianti Classico. I would prefer to drink it over the next few years." - Antonio Galloni (Aug 2019)

Decanter:
"Located in San Casciano Val di Pesa, the castle traces its history back to the 12th century. Today the estate owns 160ha throughout the Chianti Classico region, and since 2011 winemaking has been in the capable hands of Federico Cerelli. Aged mostly in large French oak casks, the 2016 is fresh and clean with red cherry, tea leaf and floral notes, and appropriately dusty tannins. It's not the most profound or long wine here, but delivers great value for money. Drinking Window 2018 - 2023" - Michaela Morris (11 Feb 2019)