Colli della Toscana Centrale I.G.T.

Thanks to the excellent quality and the wonderful results we achieved from the vineyard in 2015, Gagliole decided to create the wine Balisca. With this wine, we want to show the extraordinary potential of our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Our vineyards are located on the southwest slopes of the Conca d’Oro of Panzano in Chianti, about 500m above sea level.

This unique wine is made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that are vinified and refined in French oak barriques. This fascinating single varietal wine impresses with its perfect structure, distinguished aromas and cassis and amarena flavours. One feels the well-balanced acidity on the palate, which is accompanied by dense tannins to give the wine a long life.

Only 1,200 bottles were produced of this unique wine.

Best enjoyed at 16-18°C.

Best maturity for drinking: up to 4-6 years after release.

Environmental Labelling

Technical data

Appellation: Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Grape varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 100%

Appearance: Intense ruby red with purple highlights

Vineyard age: 30 years

Vineyard density: 4500 vines per hectare

Vineyard yeld: 3500 kg per hectare

Elevation, exposure: 400-500 metres, south-southwest

Soil: Medium texture on Pietraforte rock

Harvest: Handpicked, into small boxes

Quality control: Manual selection in cellar of highest-quality grapes

Vinification: Integral vinification in oak barrels

Aging: 24 months in 90% new French oak barrels

Bottle aging: Min. 12 months under controlled temperature