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Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Italy 2005

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The vineyards providing fruit for the 2004 Chianti DOCG are located on the hillsides of the Chianti region of Tuscany at average altitudes of 325 - 650 feet. The soil consists primarily of sandstone, shale and sand, with lower layers of calcite and marl. The Catello di Gabbiano Chianti DOCG is a traditional blend of primarily Sangiovese, with small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino grapes added for color and fruit flavors. The juice was vinified on the skins, in stainless-steel tanks for 15 days at controlled temperatures of 28-30°C (about 82-86°F). To extract color and flavor as well as enhance texture, pump-overs were performed four times daily. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation ended after 25-30 days. Before bottling, the wine was aged for 3-4 months in stainless steel tanks. The Chianti DOCG is a deep, ruby red color. The nose exhibits aromas of violets and ripe red fruits, while the palate shows rich flavors of brown spice and berries. This full-bodied wine is balanced with a clean acidity, smooth tannins, and a dry, lingering finish.

Region: Italy » Tuscany » Chianti

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Castello Di Gabbiano:
Perhaps no region of the world personifies the warmth and graciousness of good food and great wine more completely than Tuscany. Its sunny slopes, medieval towns, and rich cultural history provide an irresistible setting for such inviting cuisine and wines. Throughout its colorful history, Tuscany has been a land of important artists and scientists, talented and forward-thinking merchants, a... Read more
Perhaps no region of the world personifies the warmth and graciousness of good food and great wine more completely than Tuscany. Its sunny slopes, medieval towns, and rich cultural history provide an irresistible setting for such inviting cuisine and wines. Throughout its colorful history, Tuscany has been a land of important artists and scientists, talented and forward-thinking merchants, and powerful politicians. Its castles, culture, and natural wonders make it a unique and memorable destination for millions of tourists every year. Tuscany's museums, sights, and edible delights are unsurpassed. A special mystique and light envelops this region of Italy, distinct from anywhere else in Europe. Castello di Gabbiano has been a part of the Tuscan countryside for nearly a millenium. The castle has been the home and refuge of distinguished Florentine families and its past role in Tuscan life and intrigue could easily fill many pages of a history book. Indeed, Castello di Gabbiano is a Tuscan tradition. Read less

Member Reviews for Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Italy

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Snooth User: deadPixel
23287280
3.00 5
08/12/2009

This was the first Chianti I ever tasted.


Snooth User: pbow
3284024
2.00 5
10/20/2007

Needs to decanter for at least 10 min. However, you get what you pay for. Passable but lackluster as it's body is mild and finish unremarkable. The taste is distinctly old world but don't expect much more. Perfect compliment to your local pizzeria Saturday night special.


Snooth User: ChiZach
10350112
3.00 5
12/04/2008

Nice wine, good with red sauces. This wine has been consistent and is a favorite standby.


Snooth User: jja347
97638119
4.00 5
11/15/2008

Four glasses



The vineyards providing fruit for the 2004 Chianti DOCG are located on the hillsides of the Chianti region of Tuscany at average altitudes of 325 - 650 feet. The soil consists primarily of sandstone, shale and sand, with lower layers of calcite and marl. The Catello di Gabbiano Chianti DOCG is a traditional blend of primarily Sangiovese, with small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino grapes added for color and fruit flavors. The juice was vinified on the skins, in stainless-steel tanks for 15 days at controlled temperatures of 28-30°C (about 82-86°F). To extract color and flavor as well as enhance texture, pump-overs were performed four times daily. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation ended after 25-30 days. Before bottling, the wine was aged for 3-4 months in stainless steel tanks. The Chianti DOCG is a deep, ruby red color. The nose exhibits aromas of violets and ripe red fruits, while the palate shows rich flavors of brown spice and berries. This full-bodied wine is balanced with a clean acidity, smooth tannins, and a dry, lingering finish.

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