Castello di Gabbiano Cavaliere d'Oro Chianti Classico DOCG Tuscany, Italy
“This wine, with its full, balanced flavor, bears honest testimony to its territory and ancient tradition.”
The wine offers aromas of violet and red berries. On the palate, the wine has flavors of bright red cherry, notes of white pepper and nutmeg and a savory character that is classic Sangiovese.
It has firm tannins and bright acidity. Produced according to the most traditional Chianti Classico fermentation processes, on the skins, in tanks at a 28°C controlled temperature. Natural malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. The wine is bottled after 10 months ageing in a combination of traditional French oak cask of varying sizes, small oak barrels and cement tanks to provide a diverse range of flavors and textures to work with in crafting our final blend.
Grapes: 90% Sangiovese, 10% other red grapes
Rated 89 Points Vinious
The 2018 Chianti Classico Cavaliere d'Oro is a soft, fleshy wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Dried cherry, cedar, tobacco and mint give this open-knit Chianti Classico a good bit of immediacy. The 2018 is not hugely complex, but it will drink well right out of the gate.