Gagliole is a small gem that captures all of Tuscany’s beauty. The cypress-lined road and the villa evoke the peace and quiet of another era and a sense of history that stirs the soul. The magnificent, slender, dark cypress trees reach up to the sky, gently waving in the wind, producing a magical effect of light and shadow.
The undulating contours of Chianti’s gentle hills compose an enchanting panorama that extends to far-off horizons. Traditions, emotions, culture, art, beauty, past and present--all are held in the embrace of a romantic atmosphere unchanged over the centuries.Here is an impassioned world of people never timid in their determination to draw forth from the vines the absolute finest the earth can yield.
The harvest is carried out exclusively, and meticulously, by hand, in order to obtain uncompromisingly perfect grapes. No berries are broken or crushed, and the hand-picked clusters are placed in small boxes and then go onto the sorting table.
A rigorous quality-selection on the sorting table eliminates all extraneous matter--such as leaf parts, stems, and berries and cluster parts not in perfect condition. This is a crucial step, since it exercises an important impact upon final wine quality, and it ensures absolutely perfect fruit, the essential complement to high-quality harvesting.
After de-stemming, the grapes from the oldest vineyards are placed in 225-litre “Culte” oak barrels to ferment, while the grapes from the younger vineyards ferment in French oak vats and steel fermenters.
The wines, subdivided according to variety and vineyard parcel, mature in French oak barrels for periods ranging from 12 to 18 months, until the moment arrives for crafting a blend that will convey great elegance, forcefulness, and crispness.
The Gagliole 2015 “Valletta” is made of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot. The wine is an intense ruby red in color and is characterized by a complex and intriguing range of aromas: ripe black fruit, liquorice, spices and tobacco leaf. On the palate it is silky and enveloping with a fine density and persistence. The finish shows notes of ripe black fruit, liquorice, coffee, and dark chocolate.
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