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Gabbiano Bellezza Chianti Classico Riserva 2010

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The moderate use of the wood, the choice of large casks, according to the most classical method, allows the wine to preserve the most natural characteristics of the Sangiovese grape, bringing them into harmony: fruitiness, freshness and the level of tannin.

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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 Gabbiano Bellezza Chianti Classico Riserva

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Snooth User: mandbprior
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/28/2011

Great taste, enjoyable "go to" wine.


Snooth User: Svennevig
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/30/2011

This is a really nice chianti. Low toned dark cherries, slight vanilla extremely smooth tannins with a lovely plum color, excellent with food or on it's own. Out of the many Chiantis out there, this one gives the best bang for the buck. Very pleasing as an everyday wine.


Snooth User: Michael Large
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/28/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jesminya
14873211
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/09/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: vonniep
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/28/2009

Found in most Italian restaurants this is a safe wine to order from the menu, though not one of my favorites.


Snooth User: abottleatatime
12051422
3.50 5
Vintage: 2001 01/13/2009

A pretty good meal wine. Drinking it while having a red sauced pasta brings out the flavor more. Also, I prefer this slightly chilled, Im not sure how others would drink it.


Snooth User: hoodie34
7740416
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 07/05/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Gabbiano Bellezza Chianti Classico Riserva

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
03/27/2015

In the 12th century Castello di Gabbiano was constructed in the heart of the Chianti Classico region, just south of Florence. Today, this 252-acre estate of vineyards and olive groves is equipped with a modern fermentation cellar and all of the wines are crafted the rich Tuscan winemaking traditions but using the most up-to-date techniques. This Reserva is produced from fruit sourced from the finest Sangiovese vines on the estate. The vines are stretched out on south and southeastern facing slopes 800+ feet above sea level, planted in rocky, marl-rich limestone and clay soils. The handpicked fruit was crushed and fermented in small temperature controlled stainless steel tanks over 28 days. Then the wine was transferred to new French oak barrels and left on the lees, with battonage (stirring) occurring once a week for one month. The wine was aged for 17 months in new French oak barrels and an additional 6 months in bottle before release. James Suckling scored it 90 points and said "Black cherry and blackberry flavors are framed by vanilla and toast in this polished red, whose finish is fresh and long, though the tannins still need time to integrate. Best from 2015 through 2024."



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The moderate use of the wood, the choice of large casks, according to the most classical method, allows the wine to preserve the most natural characteristics of the Sangiovese grape, bringing them into harmony: fruitiness, freshness and the level of tannin.

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