Antico Podere Gagliole

Gagliole is a small gem that captures all of Tuscany's beauty. Judiciously cultivated and groomed, small tracts of land created elegant geometric figures on either side of the impenetrable hills. Here, at 1,640 feet above sea level, vineyards of Sangiovese mature under the rays of the sun thanks to splendid exposure to the south-southwest. The age of the vines (3-30 years) is a ­testament to the painstaking process of reintegration that has taken place here. Monika and Thomas Bär, a noted gallery manager and a Swiss lawyer and banker, respectively, decided to settle in Gagliole in order to return to Tuscany where they met. Over the years, their love of good wine became a true passion that has blossomed into the production of native and international varietals that express the character of their microclimate. The yellow-brownish color of the soil up close becomes the distinct shades of argillaceous loam: it is the argillite that embraces and nurtures the vines. This mineral-poor soil contains just the right amount of humus to give the wine soft, pleasant tones. The delicate balance between soil and climate is the ideal model for crafting elegant wines that reflect this great winemaking patrimony. The cellar is marked by a balance between the modern and the ancient that allows the fruit to be transformed into a great wine. Only state-of-the-art technology is used here and the ­fermenting vats are temperature controlled. Every year, half of the barriques are replaced in this underground cellar.

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Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2016
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92  “Subtle aromas of raspberries and red plums with hints of roasted meat. Medium to full body, ripe yet tightly wound tannins and a clean finish. Just a baby. Drink from 2020.~JS  Wine Advocate 91 “This wine is an absolute steal. The 2016 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is 95%
Item Number: 31322
Bottle:$14.95
Case: $179.40
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Gagliole Rosso 2013
92  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 92 "The 2013 Gagliole Rosso is a dark, sumptuous beauty. Even with all of its intensity, the 2013 has a kick of acidity that keeps the flavors bright. Blackberry jam, spices, herbs, licorice and menthol are all fused together. This is an especially ripe, extracted style. The 10%
Item Number: 25405
Bottle:$35.95
Case: $215.70
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Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2015
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A full and chewy Chianti Classico with plenty of blackberry and black cherry character. Hints of flowers. Medium body, round and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now." ~JS  Wine Advocate 90 "This is one of the great value wines from Central Italy. The 2015 Chianti

Gagliole Valletta 2014
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Another impressive wine, the 2014 Valletta takes the best of the estate's Sangiovese and Merlot from both the Castellina and Panzano properties. Dark, pliant and expressive, the 2014 offers unusual richness for the vintage. Silky tannins add to the wine's creamy, textured

Gagliole Rosso 2011
93  James Suckling 
James Suckling 93 "A silky, fresh wine with citrus fruit, plum and hints of hazelnut. Medium to full body, fine tannins, crisp acidity. Solid and beautiful. Such structure but also balance. Better in 2016."~J.S.  Vinous Media 93 "A dark, imposing wine, the 2011 Gagliole Rosso is endowed with

Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2014
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2014 Chianti Classico Rubiolo is an absolutely gorgeous wine for the vintage. Sweet floral notes meld into a core of bright red cherry and raspberry fruit. Light on its feet yet pliant and expressive, the 2014 is impeccable from start to finish. A dollop of Merlot adds just

Gagliole Valletta 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Valletta is a blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot from the Bär family's holdings in Panzano, just a stone's throw away from Rampolla. Black cherry, plum, lavender, mint and spice all meld together in an effortless wine endowed with a real sense of grace. Beams of

Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2013
92  James Suckling 
James Suckling 92 "A red with raspberry, black pepper and lemon rind character. Medium to full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Beautiful density of fruit here. Best Rubiolo ever."~J.S.  Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Chianti Classico Rubiolo offers a pure core of bright cherry fruit with

Gagliole 'Rubiolo' Chianti Classico 2011
90  James Suckling 
James Suckling 90 "A Chianti Classico with a bright, fresh cherry character. Medium body, crisp acidity and fine tannins. Very delicious and vivacious. All about drinkability. Enjoy."~J.S.  Vinous Media 89 "The entry-level 2011 Rubiolo is fresh, floral and beautifully perfumed. Sweet red

Gagliole Rosso 2010
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94  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 94 "The 2010 Gagliole Rosso is gorgeous in this vintage. A rich, deeply spiced wine, the 2010 is laced with cloves, cinnamon, plums, licorice and black cherries. A deep, dense wine, the 2010 is loaded with fruit, but at the same time, there is more than enough structure to provide

Gagliole Toscana Centrale Rosso 2007
95  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 95 "Sweet berry and plum aromas are floral and pretty, with pure and beautiful fruit that's ripe yet delectable, lasting for minutes on the full-bodied palate, with ultrafine tannins. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2012. 1,020 cases made. "  Wine Advocate 92 "The

Gagliole Rosso 2006
94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94"Very fresh and floral, with blackberry and currant aromas. Full body, with a wonderful core of berry, chocolate and mint character. Long and caressing. Lovely balance here. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011. 1,055 cases made."