Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Front Label
Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Front Label

Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

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Winemaker Notes

Created from the property's oldest Chianti Classico vineyards, the castle's Riserva is a wine that maintains all the most typical organoleptic characteristics of Chianti Classico, emphasised by a balanced ageing in wood.

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 Chianti Classico Riserva is a terrific wine for the money. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco, leather and licorice all flow from this juicy, plush Chianti. Layers of fruit meld together nicely through to the pliant, round finish.
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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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