Wine Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2011
Reviews of purchase Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti Classico DOCG, 2011
The color of wine - dark red with ruby reflections.
Taste wine charms juiciness red cherries, hints of white pepper and nutmeg, pleasant tannins.
The bouquet is dominated by wine floral and fruity aromas with hints of bright violet.
Wine blends perfectly with barbecue, steaks, pasta, risotto, mature cheese.
Elegant Chianti Classico is made primarily from the Sangiovese grown in the best vineyards of Tuscany. Vinification process includes primary (alcoholic) and secondary (malolactic) fermentation, which are carried out at a controlled temperature, after which the wine is aged in oak barrels for 5-7 months. This technology allows you to keep natural flavors and aroma of grapes, and a short excerpt gives the wine more harmonious balance and light notes of spices.
The first historical mention of the castle Castello de Gabbiano dated to the 11th century. Then there was a square tower built to protect one of the most important means of communication between Florence and Siena. The construction of the wine cellar was started in 1124. In this era, the castle belonged to one of the most important banking family of Florence - Bardi, which in the second half of the 13th century, the beginning of the expansion of the fortress castle and added the battlements in the style of Guelph. In the early 15th century, the castle passed into the possession of the Florentine family Soderini and c 1505 did not change its appearance.
Today, the total vineyard area Castello de Gabbiano is 127 hectares: DOCG Chianti Classico - 92 hectares, IGT - 34 hectares, Vin Santo - 1 ha. Grown grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% of the experimental varieties, 1% San Colombano, Malvasia. In the vineyards used pruning method Cordon (Cordon), spur-pruned (spur) and Guyot (Guyot), and for the production of wine used both traditional and modern technologies. In particular excerpt of wine and today is carried out in French oak barrels, which are updated annually, at the same time the winery equipped with high-tech equipment that allows to control the temperature of fermentation to maintain the desired level of humidity, etc. Through this approach, wine companies are clean and openness of taste, and various methods of vinification and aging give them complexity, elegance and finesse.