Chianti DOCG 2018

Cavaliere D'Oro

Chianti DOCG 2018

Cavaliere D'Oro

Chianti DOCG 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$30.00
750 mL
$15.00
6 x 750 mL
$90.00

Overview

Overview

With heritage dating back to 1480, Cavaliere d’Oro invites you on a journey into the world of Italian wine. During the Middle Ages, our founding Castello and vineyards were protected by the Gold Knight, Cavaliere d’Oro. Today we celebrate this heritage and honor the Cavaliere d’Oro with a bold collection of wines.

Varietal Chianti
Vintage 2018
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 12.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Lamb
Cured Meat
Pasta
Pizza
Spicy Food
BBQ

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The wine offers a pleasant bouquet of red berries and floral violet notes.

Flavours and Palate

The wine shows the typical Chianti dryness and great freshness, with soft tannins and a medium body. The lingering finish of berries on the palate is pleasant and smooth.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Italy

Ah la dolce vita – the sweet life of Italy is most definitely in its wines, especially those of Friuli and Trentino, influenced by their Alpine proximity. Further south, the 12th century Castello Gabbiano stands proudly under the Tuscan sun.

The weather was quite unusual in 2018, beginning with very rainy and cold conditions in February and March. While this precipitation was needed, bud break started late. While June and July were ideal, the conditions were quite variable from July 20 to August 23, with sultry heat and often afternoon thunderstorms. The last big storm hit the area end of August some later little rain enabled the grapes to reach their full maturation. At harvest the grapes showed wonderful condition, very fresh and well ripe, giving a classic style wine with plenty of harmony and balance. The quantity were also good. Before the summer we expected to start the harvest at the end of September but the Sangiovese was ready before then in the majority of the territory.