Gabbiano Chianti Classico 1997

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 5984
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Gabbiano Chianti Classico DOCG is a blend of 93% Sangiovese and 7% Canaiolo-Colorino grapes. Vinified with the skins, this wine is then aged in oak barrels of varying ages and sizes for 18 months. Ruby red in color and full bodied, the wine exhibits pleasant aromas of berries and plum. It is a bold and spicy on the palate, with rounded blackberry accents and smooth tannins. Chianti Classico is a perfect accompaniment to meats and red sauces.

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The Castello di Gabbiano predates the Tower of Pisa. Construction began atop a hill in Northern Tuscany in 1124. The original 12th century tower of the Castello was intended to overlook and protect the road, which came from Siena and continued on to Florence. It has been the home and refuge of distinguished Florentine families and continues to be a popular Tuscan destination. ...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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