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Castello di Gabbiano

Castello di Gabbiano
2015 Chianti Classico Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22.99

Castello di Gabbiano
2015 Chianti Classico Riserva

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

Date Tasted:
Country: Italy
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of sandalwood and cedar, clay and leather, and dried cherries and tomatoes with herbs with a supple, soft, dry medium body and a breezy finish displaying touches of ground nuts, potting soil, and cedar bark with dusty, drying tannins and moderate oak flavor. A sturdy Chianti for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Old World & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sandalwood and cedar, clay and leather, and dried cherries and tomatoes with herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of ground nuts, potting soil, and cedar bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Braciole, Roast Lamb, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sturdy Chianti for the table.

The Producer or Importer

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

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Tuscany Chianti Classico Riserva

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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.