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Brand's Heritage

In the land survey presented by Tommaso Soderini in 1464 to the ‘Officials’ of the Land Registry of the Republic of Florence, it was noted that wine and oil were the most highly prized produce of the estate.


The construction of the cellars, whose vaulted structure demonstrates their use for wine production, was begun in 1124. In that epoch, the castle belonged to one of the most important banking families of Florence, the Bardi, who, in the second half of the thirteenth century, began the extension of the fortress by building perimeter walls and battlements in the typical Guelph style of the era. 

The castle vineyards snake through the clay and limestone rock-filled soil of the estate.

It is the alliance between the land and the vine that makes the difference: each vine has its own characteristics, requirements and reaction, important to be thoroughly familiar with both the grape and the land to know how to manage.

The analysis of the earth, the choice of the rootstocks and the selection of the clones, as well the pruning back and the careful, skillful handling of the vine throughout its productive cycle, makes it possible to obtain a healthy grape with uniform ripening: the quality of the grapes is at the heart of a good wine.

"The Quality of Wine is in the Vine"

 
Chianti DOCG 2013

Marked by freshness and fruit, the Chianti DOCG is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% red berry native vines. It is a deep ruby red color in the glass, while the nose exhibits floral aromas of violets and a ripe array of red wild berries. The dry, full-bodied palate is perfectly balanced with flavors that echo the nose. The tannins are sweet, smooth and mouth-filling, and the finish is clean.

 

It is a young, enjoyable wine which should be drunk in the first two years

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2013

Red

Chianti

Medium bodied and Fruity 

12.6%

5 g/L

Extra Dry - No sweetness, clean, crisp, acidic finish

Northern Tuscany, Italy

Federico Cerelli

Chianti DOCG 2014

The Chianti DOCG is deep ruby red color in the glass, while the nose exhibits floral aromas of violets and a ripe array of red wild berries. The dry, full-bodied palate is perfectly balanced with flavors that echo the nose. The tannins are sweet, smooth and mouth-filling, and the finish is clean.

 

This wine is a blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% red berry native vines. Described as a young wine,  this is enjoyable which should be drunk in the first two years.

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2014

Red

Chianti

Medium bodied and Fruity 

12.6%

5 g/L

Extra Dry - No sweetness, clean, crisp, acidic finish

Northern Tuscany, Italy

Federico Cerelli

Chianti Classico DOCG 2012

This wine, with its full, balanced flavour, bears honest testimony to its territory and ancient tradition. The moderate use of the wood, the use of large casks, according to the past experience, allows the wine to preserve the most natural characteristics of the Sangiovese grape, bringing them into harmony: fruitiness, freshness and tannin.

 

“A smooth, full-bodied Italian red wine made from the classic Tuscan red grape Sangiovese. This wine has tart dark berry notes, cigar box and lots of juicy acidity that cries out for food. Feed this wine pizza or lasagna. Chianti Classico food pairings: pizza, sausages, lasagna.” – Natalie  MacKlean, March 2015

Wine Enthusiast – 90 points

“Made with 90% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot and 5% Colorino, this straightforward, savory wine opens with aromas of ripe berry, tobacco, blue flowers and a whiff of cedar. The bright, accessible palate delivers crushed black cherry, licorice and white pepper alongside supple tannins and fresh acidity. It's made for sheer drinking pleasure so enjoy over the next few years.”

Awards

Dan Berger's International Wine Competition, 2015: Bronze

Los Angeles International Wine Competition, 2015: Silver

Accolades

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2012

Red

Chianti

Savory and Classic

13%

4g/L

Extra Dry - No sweetness, clean, crisp, acidic finish

Northern Tuscany, Italy

Federico Cerelli

Chianti Classico DOCG 2013

Brilliant ruby red color accented by aromas of cherry, red berries and plum.  Well-balanced palate full of ripe red fruit notes, highlighted by round, persistent tannins and a long, intense finish.

 

“Attractive nose of cedar brush and wild tart black cherry. Medium-bodied and smooth with great mouth-watering, acidity for a wide range of dishes, from pasta in tomato sauce to spicy sausages.

Chianti food pairings: pastas with mushroom sauce, aromatized white meat, roast lamb, or half-mature cheese.” – Natalie MacKlean – March 2015

Wine Enthusiast – 88 points

“Delicate scents of wild berry and fragrant blue flower float out of the glass. The refined, easy-drinking palate doles out succulent black cherry, licorice and a coffee note while polished tannins provide lithe support.”

 

James Suckling – 91 points

“A full and silky red with dark berry, chocolate, and chili aromas and flavors. Full body. Delicious fruit. Drink now.” 

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2013

Red

Chianti

Savory and Classic

13%

4 g/L

Extra Dry - No sweetness, clean, crisp, acidic finish

Northern Tuscany, Italy

Federico Cerelli

A limpid, full ruby red color. The nose is fine and wide with excellent fruity notes on a sweet and spicy background. A vigorous body with excellent tannins well in balance with the freshness given by the acidulous nerve. Fine, elegant, and complex.

 

The Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG is a blend of 95% Sangiovese, 5%Merlot.

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2012

Red

Chianti

Savory and Classic

14%

4 g/L

Extra Dry - No sweetness, clean, crisp, acidic finish

Northern Tuscany, Italy

Federico Cerelli

Robert Whitley – 95 points

“This winery was one of the first to embrace the renaissance in quality that lifted the Chianti region to world-class levels a few decades back. Over the past 20 years Gabbiano’s wines have improved steadily, delivering a combination of elegance, purity and value at the same time. The 2012 Riserva exhibits all of that, with notes of black cherry, dried herbs and spice. The firm structure suggests this is a Chianti that will develop and improve over time, as well.”

 

James Suckling – 92 points

“Aromas of dried cherry, blueberry and citrus character. Full body, citrus peel and firm, silky tannins. Plenty of fruit. Flavorful."

Awards

Critics Challenge  International Wine & Spirits Competition, 2017: Platinum

Los Angeles International Wine Awards,2016: Gold Medal

Dan Berger's International Wine Competition, 2016: Bronze

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