Wine Castello di Gabiano, "Gavius", Monferrato Rosso DOC, 2011
Wine red ruby color.
Sredneteloe wine with hints of liquorice, spice and light velvety tannins on the palate. Long aftertaste filled with tones of red cherries.
Bouquet of the wine reveals aromas of red cherry, dried flowers. Feels light vanilla notes.
The wine is well suited to the dishes Mediterranean cuisine, pasta with mushrooms and parmesan cheese, grilled meat, cheeses.
The production process of wine Castello di Gabbiano, Chianti is very natural, it includes the alcoholic fermentation and malolactic fermentation in steel tanks. The period of aging wine until bottling - short, without aging in wooden barrels: thus the wine retains all the organoleptic properties of grapes, along with an incredible freshness. It is - young, pleasant wine that can be drunk now.
The first historical mention of the castle Castello de Gabbiano dated to the 11th century. Then there was a square tower built to protect one of the most important means of communication between Florence and Siena. Building a wine cellar, vaulted structure which indicate that it is used for wine production, was launched in 1124. In this era, the castle belonged to one of the most important banking family of Florence - Bardi, which in the second half of the 13th century, the beginning of the expansion of the construction of the fortress on the perimeter of the battlements in the style of Guelph. In the early 15th century, the castle passed into the possession of important Florentine family Soderini. In 1505 he took on the form that you saved to the present day, the castle with round towers at the four corners, showing the influence of French architecture.
Castello de Gabbiano is located in the Chianti area, lush forests and fertile land which have been utilized in the second century BC Etruscan civilization that changed the landscape of the region. Etruscans and gave rise to growing grapes, and then they were replaced by the Romans, who continued to develop agriculture. And today the land of Chianti are considered particularly suitable for the production of high quality wines. Land intensively cultivated since ancient times due to favorable climatic and environmental conditions.
Wine cellars Castello di Gabbyano have been saved with their original architecture. Choice of steel French oak barrels, which are updated annually. The total length of 127 hectares of vineyards: DOCG Chianti Classico - 92 hectares, IGT - 34 hectares, Vin Santo - 1 ha. Grown grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 22% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% of the experimental varieties, 1% San Colombano, Malvasia. In the vineyards used pruning method Cordon (Cordon), spur-pruned (spur) and Guyot (Guyot). For the production of wine used as new technologies and traditional methods. Wines of different purity and openness of taste, refined methods of vinification and aging give them complexity, elegance and finesse.
In addition to the Castello di Gabiano, in the possession of the family farm is Retorbido, which was bought in 1834. In 1997, the reconstruction and modernization of the winery Retorbido vineyards. The company's products enjoyed great success and popularity, both in Piedmont and beyond.