Gagliole Gallule Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
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. Extremely fine tuned and precise, the 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva Gallule offers depth and a long succession of delicate nuances with dark fruit, balsam herb, licorice and freshly tilled potting soil. This is complete and beautiful wine executed in a very classic style. This wine is all about the smaller details, best accentuated with a Porcini mushroom risotto. The Sangiovese grapes are harvested from an ancient terraced vineyard in Castellina in Chianti. Rating: 95+ This is a great Chianti Classico with an overload of floral aromas, such as violets and rose petals, in addition to blackcurrants, tar, asphalt and vanilla. Full-bodied but very subtle and restrained on the palate with a finely woven web of tannins and a long, taut finish. Drink in 2023. Nose of dried herbs, red cherries, raspberries and cream give way to an intense, slightly darker-fruited palate, showing chocolate and a savoury mushroom note.