Localization: Tuscany, Italy
Tasting Notes: The Chianti Classico Riserva has an intense ruby red colour with violet reflections. The nose has notes of blackberry, blueberry, violet, nuances of liquorice and Mediterranean herbs.
Notes: Obtained only from Sangiovese grapes, vinified in steel and aged for 10 months in small used oak barrels; stored in concrete vats for further 5 months.
93 Points - James Suckling
The Domain: Documents mentioning the Gagliole Estate date back hundreds of years and there are countless ancient legends regarding this property, which continues to conserve memories of a distant time. A manuscript in the State Archives in Siena reveals that the son of the Langobard King Berengarius, who had fallen in love with the Tuscan countryside, bequeathed the Gagliole Estate to his wife in 994 A.D. The passing of centuries did no harm to the beauty of this estate which preserves the special character of this unique landscape.
The undulating contours of Chianti’s gentle hills compose an enchanting panorama that extends to far-off horizons. Intense emotions, unimagined harmonies, forceful colours—all in a world in which the architectural genius of man melds magisterially into the surrounding landscape. Traditions, emotions, culture, art, beauty, past and present--all are held in the embrace of a romantic atmosphere unchanged over the centuries.
Harvesting by hand and rigorous quality selection of the grapes are the distinctive hallmarks of our harvest. Cutting-edge technology and the final, hands-on touch of our winemaker are the secrets of the high quality of our wines.
Ancient terraces embody the memory of landscapes stubbornly preserved by man’s expert labour. A delicate equilibrium exists between climate and terroir, the ideal paradigm for those who have chosen to cultivate the land with respect for nature and its rhythms, with a respect too for biodiversity in the vineyards, fundamental for putting into practice organic viticulture. Here is an impassioned world of people never timid in their determination to draw forth from the vines the absolute finest the earth can yield.