Pecchia Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
Red • 100% Sangiovese
- Tasting Notes
- Pairs With
- ColorIntense ruby red color
- NoseComplex nose with notes of sweet tobacco, dried red cherries,plums and liquorice.
- FlavorThe sip is rich with fine tannins and a persistent aftertaste oforange, chocolate, dark fruits and walnuts. Powerful body, beautiful texture andfinesse.
Tuscany At a Glance
Region Name Tuscany
Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Super Tuscans from Bolgheri are some of the world’s most famous wines and are adored by collectors, and they all hail from the gorgeous region of Tuscany.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2016||Vinous Media||97||Sep 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2016||Wine Advocate||96||Feb 2023||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2016||James Suckling Magazine||93||Jul 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||James Suckling Magazine||96||Sep 2018||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||Wine Advocate||95||Oct 2018||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||Vinous Media||92||Feb 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
- Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Pecchia is one of the best wines I have ever tasted from Gagliole, maybe the best. It possesses tremendous intensity in its aromatics and flavors, yet also remains incredibly refined. Black cherry, plum, leather, licorice and spice all build effortlessly. The 2016 spent 18 months in small French oak followed by a few months in stainless steel. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 96 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate This wine was first produced in 1996 and represents a selection of organic Sangiovese from a high-elevation site (at around 500 meters above sea level) characterized by labor-intensive Pietraforte and sandstone soils that are only found on the upper ridges of Panzano. Fruit has been drawn from this site exclusively since 2013, and the wine will become a Chianti Classico Gran Selezione soon (although it was not produced in 2017). Fruit for the Gagliole 2016 Pecchia is fermented in barrique and aged for 18 months (in both second-use barrel and some stainless steel). It also rests in glass for two years. This is a gorgeous and extremely elegant wine, with a firm backbone and delicate layers of fruit and spice. A salty mineral note underlines the wine's freshness and brightness. The name Pecchia comes from honeybees that "poke" the berries looking for sugar. I think we can expect this wine to get even better now that the new winery is up and running. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 93 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Magazine Blackberries and toasted coconut on the nose. Violets, too. Medium-to full-bodied with creamy tannins that are polished and medium in density. Still needs to lose some of the new-wood barrel character but shows pleasing density and texture. Drink in a year or two. Try after 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 96 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Magazine This is such an attractive wine that floats between fresh, dark licorice, crushed stones and riper elements of dried currants, dark chocolate, vanilla and resin. Tight and refined with real linearity, suggested by the taut acidity and succulent yet firm tannins. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 95 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate This wine was not produced in 2014. The 2015 Pecchia sees fruit sourced from the estate's best Sangiovese planted at 500 meters above sea level. What stands out most here is the wine's texture, which is firm and tightly knit. That compact nature of the fruit bodes very well for the future aging potential of this wine that I expect will play forward for ten years or more. The wine shows muscle and power that is applied with broad brush strokes. Despite the evident depth and dimension on offer here, this wine remains a bit closed and shy at this young stage. Pecchia requires more patience. Only 2,500 bottles were made Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 92 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Pecchia is 100% Sangiovese from the highest portion of the estate's vineyards in Panzano. Fermentation in French oak adds volume, body and texture. Succulent black cherry, plum and lavender add nuance, but Pecchia is a wine that remains heavily marked by its fermentation in oak, which gives quite a bit of concentration and depth. The 2015 is a very good wine, but it is not especially varietal. Shelf Talker Full Page Review