2005 Castello di Gabbiano Alleanza Toscana IGT
The vineyards providing fruit for the 2004 Chianti DOCG are located on the hillsides of the Chianti region of Tuscany at average altitudes of 325 - 650 feet. The soil consists primarily of sandstone, shale and sand, with lower layers of calcite and marl. The Catello di Gabbiano Chianti DOCG is a traditional blend of primarily Sangiovese, with small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino grapes added for color and fruit flavors. The juice was vinified on the skins, in stainless-steel tanks for 15 days at controlled temperatures of 28-30°C (about 82-86°F). To extract color and flavor as well as enhance read more...texture, pump-overs were performed four times daily. One hundred percent malolactic fermentation ended after 25-30 days. Before bottling, the wine was aged for 3-4 months in stainless steel tanks. The Chianti DOCG is a deep, ruby red color. The nose exhibits aromas of violets and ripe red fruits, while the palate shows rich flavors of brown spice and berries. This full-bodied wine is balanced with a clean acidity, smooth tannins, and a dry, lingering finish. (hide)
Wine.comGabbiano Chianti DOCG is primarily Sangiovese blended with Canaiolo, Malvasia, and Trebbiano grapes. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged in the traditional oak casks for six months. This is a cherry-red wine with raspberry, blackberry and spice flavors. Its bold, firm tannins complement rich and spicy Italian foods beautifully.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 88 pts. and median of 88 pts. in 2 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for Italy-Tuscany: 92 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: drink now<br/>
User Tasting Note
homercleesDry and not real fruit forward. Smooth on the palette