2017 Gagliole Chianti Classico Rubiolo

Year: 2017
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 89
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"The 2017 Chianti Classico Rubiolo (100% Sangiovese) shows a delicately spicy side to the bouquet with cherry and blackberry that is nicely ripened but not overripe. This is an extremely balanced and precise wine. I can't image that these results were easy to achieve given the harsh, hot and dry conditions of the growing season. The finish is soft and velvety. Pair this with a rabbit dish. With 47,000 bottles made, you get fantastic value here.

The folks at Gagliole have finished building a new winery at their property in Panzano in Chianti. Fruit will be processed there for the first time with this 2019 harvest. The next project to be completed is a sales point and events center. Currently, Gagliole makes its wines at its facility in Castellina in Chianti, but the entire production process will be moved to the new winery in Panzano in 2020. The estate is also planting 2.2 hectares of new vines in Badia a Passignano." (WA)

"The 2017 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. All of the richness and radiance of the year comes through in a supple, forward Chianti Classico that will drink well right out of the gate. Sweet red berries, flowers and a touch of spice add to the wine's racy personality. The Rubiolo is a blend of fruit from estate vineyards in both Castellina and Panzano. It was fermented in steel and aged in a combination of cask, neutral small barrels and cement. Best of all, the 2017 is a superb value." (VM)

"This has lovely dark plums, fresh herbs and violets. On the palate it’s tightly knit and elegant with a firm row of tannins, running through layers of pretty berries. Drink from 2020." (JS)

Winery Notes:
The Rubiolo is characterized by its dark ruby red color. Strong cherry and wild berry aromas on the nose. It shows elegance and richness with its red cherries,mint, rosemary and roses notes. The Rubiolo is a vibrant fruit-driven wine.

Ideal with red grilled meat, like Bistecca Fiorentina. Moreover, this is a light, freshand fruity wine, suitable to accompany everyday meals.