Old world indeed, Castello di Gabbiano's story dates back over 800 years when the castle was constructed in the heart of the Chianti Classico region. The story goes that the Gabbiano Knight on horseback protected the Castello di Gabbiano Estate from outside invaders. The Cavaliere on the label symbolizes the robust charm and tradition of the Chianti region.
With rich Tuscan soil, the producer has long been crafting some of the finest wines from the Chianti Classico region. The grapes for the 2008 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG come from the estate vineyards at the Castello di Gabbiano in the Chianti Classico region of Tuscany. The fruit was harvested from the oldest vines of the historic vineyard with an average age of 30 years.
The Chianti Classico Riserva is 95% Sangiovese and 5% Merlot and was aged for 16-18 months in 100% French oak, 50% of which was new oak barrels. On the nose you will enjoy a beautiful aroma reminiscent of sweet violets and cherry while on the palate full bodied and complex, the wine delivers flavours of black fruit including plum and blackcurrant accompanied by a hint of licorice... simply delish!
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