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2015 Gagliole Chianti Classico Gallule RiservaSangiovese from Italy

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"Gallule -- the ancient name of the property -- is also the label of our Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown in centuries-old t...

  • 96 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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96

This smells so much like truffles it’s uncanny. Then enticingly fresh red fruit springs from the glass in a myriad of different shades. Red plums, crushed roses, dried cranberries and hibiscus. The palate is so unbelievably polished that it’s quite startling. Fine, firm tannins and umami flavors lurk through layers of glimmering fruit and carry right through to the long, polished finish. Drink now or hold.

95 Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

This is a new, high-end release from Gagliole. The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva Gallule represents a cru selection of Sangiovese from old organically farmed vines (between 25 and 30 years old with rows positioned between olive trees). The age of the vines contributes to the dark intensity and thickness of its aromatic profile. Yet its unique Panzano territory contributes to the wine's freshness and bright elegance that comes through so beautifully despite the heat and sunshine of this vintage. Grapes were harvested during the last days of September and fermented in rotating barrels as well as conical-shaped vats. The wine is aged in neutral and second year oak only. Gallule opens to a dark garnet-purple color with fine aromas of wild berry, spice, tar and moist potting soil. The mouthfeel is broad, ample and generous. Only 2,000 bottles were made.

Product Description:

"Gallule -- the ancient name of the property -- is also the label of our Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is made exclusively from Sangiovese grapes grown in centuries-old terraced vineyards on the Antico Podere Gagliole. These landmark protected terraces were already famed for their grapes in medieval times.

This is a wine of great harmony and remarkable depth, rich and complex, and with a lovely garnet hue – qualities that only very old Sangiovese vines can produce.

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." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 113845
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Chianti
Ratings

96 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

95 - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit