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Gagliole Valletta 2017

28/09/2020 by .
Bottle of organic red wine Gagliole Valetta 2017 Super Tuscan

Tuscan wines rarely need an introduction, after all, this is proper chianti country. Rolling hills, forests, ancient olive groves and sun-drenched native Sangiovese vines.

The Gagliole winery is perched on the edge of Tuscany‘s famous “Conca d’Oro” (the golden shell) in Panzano with a glorious view of her classic landscape and if you close your eyes and take a sip of Valetta 2017, you just might feel you’re already there.

This excellent red is a 50/50 blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, packed with flavour, (particularly cherry for me), and super smooth. I really enjoyed the lovely sustained finish without a hint of disappointing acidity.

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The vineyards here may be ancient, but the cellars at Gagliole are cutting edge; rotary fermentation tanks using mainly solar-powered energy.

Drinking this wine may give you a real sense of being there, but why not experience the real thing too? Gagliole has a bed and breakfast experience on offer with five apartments within a luxury Tuscan villa right on the estate. I’ve often said, there’s nothing quite like drinking wine amongst the very vines it hailed from. It adds a whole new dimension to the tasting experience.

Then again, if you can’t get there just yet, this wine might just be a worthwhile second prize.

Tell me more about Gagliole Valletta 2017

Available in the UK from Independent Wine

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For more details on staying at Gagliole visit Valetta Hospitality.



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