Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013 Front Label
Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013 Front Label

Gabbiano Chianti Classico 2013

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750ML / 14% ABV
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750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Brilliant ruby red color accented by aromas of cherry, red berries and plum. Well-balanced palate full of ripe red fruit notes, highlighted by round, persistent tannins and a long, intense finish.

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A full and silky red with dark berry, chocolate, and chili aromas and flavors. Full body. Delicious fruit. Drink now.
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Castello di Gabbiano

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Castello di Gabbiano, Italy
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Established in 1480 AD, Castello di Gabbiano is situated in the heart of the famed region of Chianti Classico. Federico has been chief winemaker at the Castello since February 2011, bringing great energy, focus, and a passoin for innovation to his portfolio of classic Gabbiano wines. A natice of Tuscany with more than a decade of eperience working with prestigious neihboring wineries, Federico has a depth of understanding about the exceptional Chiani Classico winegrowing region. 

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One of the first wine regions anywhere to be officially recognized and delimited, Chianti Classico is today what was originally defined simply as Chianti. Already identified by the early 18th century as a superior zone, the official name of Chianti was proclaimed upon the area surrounding the townships of Castellina, Radda and Gaiole, just north of Siena, by Cosimo III, Grand Duke of Tuscany in an official decree in 1716.

However, by the 1930s the Italian government had appended this historic zone with additonal land in order to capitalize on the Chianti name. It wasn’t until 1996 that Chianti Classico became autonomous once again when the government granted a separate DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) to its borders. Ever since, Chianti Classico considers itself no longer a subzone of Chianti.

Many Classicos are today made of 100% Sangiovese but can include up to 20% of other approved varieties grown within the Classico borders. The best Classicos will have a bright acidity, supple tannins and be full-bodied with plenty of ripe fruit (plums, black cherry, blackberry). Also common among the best Classicos are expressive notes of cedar, dried herbs, fennel, balsamic or tobacco.

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