Gagliole Rubiolo Chianti Classico 2010

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 123787
  • RP91
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense, ruby red color. Beautifully smooth, pure raspberry and blackberry fruit nose

Flavor: Sleek, fresh red berry and blackberry fruit with lovely purity and a subtle spicy edge.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2010 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is a gorgeous wine. Dark cherries, flowers and licorice burst from the glass in this exuberant, vibrant Chianti Classico. The 2010 boasts gorgeous purity and fabulous overall balance. Bright, floral notes add lift on the precise, mineral-driven finish. I especially like the energy here. The Rubiolo is 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. "
91 Points

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Learn About Gagliole

Gagliole is a small gem that captures all of Tuscany"s beauty. Judiciously cultivated and groomed, small tracts of land created elegant geometric figures on either side of the impenetrable hills. Here, at 1,640 feet above sea level, vineyards of Sangiovese mature under the rays of the sun thanks to splendid exposure to the south-southwest. The age of the vines (3-30 years) is a...

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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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