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Castello di Gabbiano

Castello di Gabbiano
2013 Bellezza, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.99
Cellar Selection

Castello di Gabbiano
2013 Bellezza, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork Vegetables

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Ruby garnet color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla creme, dates, macerated cherries, tobacco, and menthol with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a captivating, medium-long finish with accents of leather with moderate oak flavor. A spot-on Chianti with beautiful fruit and spice with a lovely hint of mint.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: vanilla creme, dates, macerated cherries, tobacco, and menthol
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tallegio Filled Crespelle, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot-on Chianti with beautiful fruit and spice with a lovely hint of mint.

The Producer or Importer

Treasury Wine Estates

The Producer or  Importer
300 Lakeside Drive Suite 2500
Oakland, CA 94612
USA
-707-259-4519

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Tuscany Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Chianti Riserva is a Chianti wine that has been aged longer in wood and in the cellar. The exact aging period differs with the specific Chianti zone (there are seven in total, along with Chianti Classico). A typical release period for a Chianti Riserva is two years after the harvest ( a non-Riserva can be released as early as six to eight months after harvest).

Asa Riserva is aged longer in wood, a producer will make certain that a Riserva is a "better" wine than his Chianti normale; in other words, a richer, more complex Chianti, one that can drink well for five to seven years or more.

A Chianti Riserva can stand up to richer foods than a Chianti normale; pair with rich red meats, game and aged cheeses.