|Champagne & Sparkling Wine||Pinot Grigio||Sauvignon Blanc||Zinfandel|
|Chardonnay||Pinot Noir||Semillon||Other Red Wines|
|Chianti||Riesling||Syrah/Shiraz||Other White Wines|
|Castello di Gabbiano Chianti
"Gabbiano Chianti DOCG is a traditional blend of primarily Sangiovese grapes, but also includes small amounts of Canaiolo, Trebbiano, and Colorino grapes. The DOCG designation means this Chianti meets the rigorous winemaking standards set by Italian law and guarantees that the wine is produced using the highest quality of traditional winemaking methods. Only 21 zones in Italy have the prestigious honor of being recognized as meeting the DOCG requirements.
After aging for six months in large stainless-steel tanks, the Gabbiano DOCG wine rests for another six months in the bottle before being released.
|Castello di Gabbiano Chianti Classico
"Gabbiano Chianti Classico is a traditional blend of primarily Sangiovese grapes. The DOCG designation means this Chianti meets the rigorous winemaking standards set by Italian law and guarantees that the wine is produced using the highest quality of traditional winemaking methods. Only 21 zones in Italy have the prestigious honor of being recognized as meeting the DOCG requirements. Italian law also limits the location where Classico grapes can be grown. In order to be classified as a Chianti Classico, the grapes must be produced in the heart of the Chianti region know as Classico. The Gabbiano Chianti Classico vineyards are planted on slopes at 700 to 900 feet above sea level for excellent sun exposure. Plantings at this higher altitude allow the grapes to achieve a more delicate structure and to develop more pronounced fruit characteristics. This wine is vinified with the skins for 12-15 days, then aged in oak casks for 12 months.
"Chianti is produced in the area outlined by the appellation regulations of production of the provinces of Siena, Florence, Arezzo, Pisa and Pistoia. These areas of production are typically representative of the Tuscan hillside, which has been particularly suitable since olden times for the production of prestigious wine. Chianti Cecchi represents today the optimal marriage between the Chiantigiana tradition and a technical innovation, which has brought about noticeable improvements in quality standards. It is characterized by a red ruby colour, which tends towards granite red when aged. On the nose it is intensely aromatic and vinous with notes of violets (mammola). On the palate it is harmonious, dry and slightly tannic. Chianti Cecchi is well matched to food, especially suitable with salamis, hams and white meats. When aged it is well paired to roasts, grilled meats and game. Best served at a temperature of 16-18°C."
|Cecchi Chianti Classico
"Chianti Classico is the flagship wine of the Cecchi family, which fully represents the family’s tradition and history. Even today it is the key player of the entire production. The estate has always believed in the Chianti Classico denomination, which is why it has implemented various research programmes. The aim is to deepen the technical knowledge, which will enable an optimum realization of its productive potential. The varieties involved in the vinification of Chianti Classico include 90% Sangiovese, the remaining 10% are Canaiolo and Colorino Toscano. The vinification process and ageing which is carried out in selected wooden casks, guarantee a well-structured, elegant wine, which permits our Chianti Classico to be superbly paired to roasted and grilled meats. It is characterized by an intense, ruby red colour, which tends towards granite with ageing. On the palate it is harmonized by a dry, full-flavour. On the nose it is full, rich and vinous, characterized by hints of violets (mammola?). Suggested serving temperature 18°C."
|Ecco Domani 2003 Chianti
is the main grape component of Chianti, one of Italy’s best
known wines. Our Sangiovese grapes originate in the hills between
the Provinces of Siena and Florence within the renowned Chianti
area of Tuscany. This area is known for a warm, sunny growing
season, with substantial temperature differential between day and
night. Such conditions produce flavourful, rich grapes. The
cultivation of these grapes can be traced back through the
centuries to ancient Greece and Rome. In fact, the word Sangiovese
is derived from Latin "sanguis Jovis," or the blood of
Jupiter. Ecco Domani Chianti is a brilliant ruby red wine that is
dry, yet balanced, fresh and fruity.
"90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo from grapes grown in the best-known regions of Chianti. The grapes are harvested between the first week of October and the end of October. Alcoholic fermentation, aided by racking and punching down, continues for 12 days at an average temperature of 26/28 C in temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. Once malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine rests in stainless-steel vats until bottling. The alcohol content of Chianti Ruffino is 12%
Sensory Properties: Color - somewhat pale ruby red;
Aroma - complex with flowery notes of sweet violet and fruit
notes; Tasting Profile - good structure, pleasing well-balanced
with good length on palate."