Gagliole | Winery Castellina in Chianti in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany. Gagliole was first cited in a document of AD 949. The estate was purchased by Dr Thomas Bär in 1990. Thomas Bär told me he took ten years to persuade Gagliole’s then owner to sell to him. The farm was already producing wine and oil. 1995 was the first vintage with Luca d’Attoma as consultant. As well as Chianti Classico, wines are also made under the Colli della Toscana Centrale denomination.
Owners: Dr Thomas Bär. Head of a Zurich law firm; chairman of Switzerland’s largest bank. Also Monika and Thomas Bär – Bettschart.
Vineyards: 20 hectares across three sites.
There are 4ha of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malvasia Bianca on dry stone wall galestro terraces (rare in Tuscany it is said today) around the villa and winery itself in Castellina di Chianti (350-450 metres/1,150-1,480 feet). Another 4ha of mainly Sangiovese are located 2km from the winery, also in Castellina di Chianti. The third vineyard comprises 10 hectares in Panzano at the top of the Conca d’Oro (450-550 metres/1,476-1,800 feet).
Organic certification | 2019 First vintage with full organic certification.
Colli della Toscana Centrale IGT, Gagliole | 2016 98% Sangiovese, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Rubiolo | 2016 95% Sangiovese, 5% Merlot. A bit green-tasting (Anteprima 2018). | 2017 10% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Gallule | The name pays tribute to the terraced vineyards around the villa. | 2016 100% Sangiovese.
Colli della Toscana Centrale, Gagliole | 2014 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. | 2015 90% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Valletta | A Merlot-Sangiovese blend.
Pecchia | 100% Sangiovese. Only made in the best years.
Loc. Gagliole 42 | I-53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy
Tel+39 0577.740369 | www.gagliole.it