Gagliole

Valletta Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT

Valletta Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT
Italy

Red50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    wild-boar
    Cheese (Hard)
  • ColorIntense ruby red color
  • NoseThe nose is characterized by a complex and intriguing range ofaromas: ripe black fruit, liquorice, spices and tobacco leaf.
    Anise, Licoriceanise
    Blackberryblackberry
    Clove, Baking Spiceclove
  • FlavorOn the palate it is silky andenveloping with a fine density and persistence. The finish shows notes of ripe black fruit,liquorice, coffee, and dark chocolate. It should be served at a temperature of 18°C

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.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2018 Vinous Media 94 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2018 James Suckling Magazine 92 Jul 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Vinous Media 94 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 92 Mar 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 92 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Spectator 91 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 94 Feb 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 James Suckling 92 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Enthusiast 88 May 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2018 Vinous Media The 2018 Valletta is a blend of Sangiovese from Gagliole's vineyards in Castellina and Merlot from vineyards in Panzano. Supple and racy, the 2018 offers tremendous appeal from the very first taste. Ripe black cherry, mint, spice, espresso and blood orange open with a bit of time in the glass. This open-knit, sensual Tuscan red offers quite a bit of appeal. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2018 James Suckling Magazine Aromas of mulberries, plums, dried flowers, toffee and cigar box. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine tannins and fresh acidity. Round and creamy, with texture and a polished core of fruit and chocolate on the finish. A blend of sangiovese and merlot. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2017 Vinous Media The 2017 Valletta is bright, effusive and beautifully lifted. Red fruit, spice and floral accents all come together in a sensual, wonderfully inviting wine from Gagliole that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. Valletta is a blend of Sangiovese from Castellina and Merlot from Panzano. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate A blend of equal parts Merlot from Panzano and Sangiovese from Castellina, the Gagliole 2017 Valletta is a cheerful wine with a plump and dark core of cherry and blackberry. Sometimes understated simplicity can make the biggest statement, and that's the main takeaway here. This is a crisp and linear red that puts most of the emphasis on freshness and purity. Honestly, this is all you need next to a simple spaghetti with basil and fresh tomato sauce Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2017 James Suckling Cherries and strawberries with floral and cedar undertones. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a bright, vivid finish. It’s linear and long, especially for this hot vintage. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 91 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator Offers an immediate impression of fruit, but this is also delicate, with a graceful frame that belies the solid backbone of tannins on the finish. Balanced, needing time to knit together. Wild herb, iron and tobacco notes accent the aftertaste. Sangiovese and Merlot. Drink now through 2027. 666 cases made, 75 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Valletta, a blend of equal parts Sangiovese and Merlot from both of the estate's properties, is superb. Dark, rich and sensual, the 2016 is another gorgeous wine from Gagliole. The tannins need time to soften, but all the elements are in place to allow that to happen. There is an element of freshness that gives the wine its sense of energy and focus. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Lovely softness and structure to this wine with currant and plum character. Full body. Soft, intense tannins and a flavorful finish. Drink in 2020 and onwards. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2016 Wine Enthusiast This blend of Sangiovese and Merlot opens with aromas of toasted oak, mocha and a whiff of dark fruit. The chewy palate offers clove, dried black cherry and vanilla alongside assertive tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review