The must, which comes from grapes picked by hand, was placed in horizontal vinification tanks where it remained for around 3 weeks. Once the malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine immediately went into oak casks for aging. Maturation lasted 15 months: 10% of the wine went into Allier oak barriques, the remaining 90% into traditional Slavonian oak barrels. This was followed by 12 months’ maturation in stainless steel and a further three months in bottle before release.
Fermented in steel vats at a controlled temperature where it is left to macerate for three weeks. After maloclactic fermentation, half the wine is allowed to mature in barriques while the other half is put in large sessile oak barrels for 14 months. This is followed by ageing in the bottle for a year and a half.
The must, pressed from fully ripe grapes, is vinified in vertical fermenting devices for about 10 days at a temperature of 28°C (82.4° F). Malolactic fermentation follows, after which the wine is racked into hectoliter (1,579 gallon) french oak barrels for 12 months to mature.
Such a fresh, juicy and beautiful Chianti Classico at a wonderful price. We have been fortunate enough to drink many bottles of this lovely little wine at Gabbiano over the years and it continues to become brighter and fresher with each vintage, and is now a wine of great charm.
Lots of pretty red fruit dominated by cherry, with a hint of liquorice across the palate. The tight, rich fruit shows the high quality of the vineyards used, and gentle oaking (6-8 months, mostly old oak) keeps the wine fresh and perfect for drinking in the summer months.
Bright ruby-red color of an attractive intensity. In its youth, it is richly marked by violet reflections that tend to become garnet with age.
Characteristically intense,fine and elegant and distinguished by an elegant scent of violets and tenuous perfumes of wild berries.
Dry, full, properly balanced and extremely enticing with lingering acidity and flavors of cherry and spice.
Appealing straw-yellow color green with delicate reflections.
Delicately fruity, relatively full and ample with an ensemble of aromas of great finesse.
Lightly dry yet extremely fresh. Its pleasantly balanced and elegant structure makes this an unusually refined and aristocratic wine.
Brilliant, attractive and warm ruby-red color. Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous and characteristic tones. Dry on the palate and gracious, with delicate and soft veining, a fine and harmonious balance.
The color is bright light straw yellow with white and fine foam with very thin perlage. It has a pleasantly intense aroma, very fruity, aromatic with memories of wisteria flowers and rhymes. The flavor is fresh and of great harmony with a light note of sweet almond.
Straw-yellow appealing, brilliant reflections.
It is a wine of great elegance, offering aromas of good intensity. It offers scents of white flowers combined with those of slightly green apples.
The flavor is no less satisfying, superbly balanced and persistent. The aftertaste is delicate.
Intense and deep ruby-red color.
Ample and remarkably complex, with vinous tones and well-defined scents of cherries against a tenous background of chocolate.
Dry on the palate with a fine and harmonious balance, great strength and sturdy body. The aftertaste is highly persistent and delectably clean.