Montepeloso, Gabbro Costa Toscana IGT

£112.00

75cl

First produced in 1998, it has become one of the estate’s flagship wines. Gabbro embodies the essence of Montepeloso noblest Cabernet Sauvignon vines, some of which are over 40 years old. Made in extremely small quantities, only 120 cases are produced each year, making it very difficult to get hold of.

Vintage: 2016
Region: Toscana
Grape Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Awards: Antonio Galloni (Vinous) 98/100, James Suckling 98/100

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SKU VA00173 Category Tag

TASTING NOTES

An evocative wine that shows dark chocolate, bark, cedar and wet earth. Wild flowers, herbs, licorice, lavender, graphite and spice add myriad shades of dimension to a core of dark, beautifully resonant fruit. A wine of real gravitas and structure. It ends bright and fresh with a long, muscular finish.

Pairings

Game, main dishes featuring red meat, aged cheeses.

Pairings

Game, main dishes featuring red meat, aged cheeses.

Montepeloso

THE MAKER: Montepeloso

Tucked away in the hills of Suvereto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast – one of the hottest areas in Tuscany – is the 15-acre Montepeloso estate.
The winemaker, Fabio Chiarelotto, admits about his wines that it's “easy to produce concentrated wines in such a hot climate, but it's much harder to achieve elegance and finesse”. In order to take full advantage of the terroir's potential he overhauled the vineyards in 1997, retraining, pruning, and even regrafting many vines. In the cellar, he does relatively short macerations, employs natural yeasts, and bottles without filtration.

Additional information
Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 30 cm

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