Giovanni Chiappini Guado de' Gemoli Bolgheri Superiore DOC 2009
By Emiliano Falsini
By Wine Enthusiast
Giovanni Chiappini 2009 Guado de' Gemoli Red (Bolgheri Superiore)
Special Designation: Cellar Selection!
Designation: Guado de' Gemoli
Varietal: Red Blend
Appellation: Bolgheri Superiore, Tuscany, Italy
Winery: Giovanni Chiappini
Production: 670 cases
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Importer: The Shepherd Company
In Magazine: 4/1/2013
By Monica Larner
This small, family-run estate in the heart of Bolgheri has delivered a wine so beautiful and elegant, it is catapulted to the level of landmark vintages of its celebrated neighbors, Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Inky concentration sets the stage for generous, but perfectly integrated, aromas of spice, chocolate and dark fruit. There’s firm roundness in the mouth, followed by unforgettable persistence. Hold this wine 15 years or more. (4/1/2013) -100
Guado de’ Gemoli
Guado de’ Gemoli: wine obtained from Cabernet Sauvignon 80% and Merlot 20%. It’s refined in small barrels of French oak for 12 months, and presents itself with a deep/rich colour of ruby red with gently pomegranate reflections; the perfume is particularly elaborate with notes of ripe fruits, spices, vanilla, ink, tobacco and cocoa; regarding the gustative quality: it’s a wine with an important tannic structure and a good aromatic persistence, with a long and clean final. This is a right wine for a long or medium aging and able to go well with important meat dishes, game and mature cheeses.
Appellation: Doc Bolgheri Superiore.
Emiliano Falsini Biography
I was born and raised in Tuscany, a few kilometers from the city of Florence and, from my very first years, my rapport with the rural world was an integral part of my daily existence. After graduating with a diploma as agronomist from a technical high school, I continued my studies, completing a doctorate in Viticulture and Oenology from the University of Florence and a summa cum laude thesis on viticulture. To further develop and deepen my knowledge in the field of oenology, I studied at the faculty of the University of Bordeaux, with particular attention to techniques of production and sensorial analysis. I have always been stimulated by the idea of confronting and learning from other viticultural areas and zones, and accordingly I have worked in California, New Zealand, and Argentina as well. The ambition to learn has inspired a desire to travel in many of the world’s countries and zones to better under their history, their wines, and the people who work in our sector, striving each and every day to produce important wines. I began my career, and continue to work as a consulting oenologist, as part of the Matura Group (Gruppo Matura), a stimulating environment involving other high level professionals with whom I compare ideas and experiences to jointly develop and enrich our technical and human capacities. At the present moment, I work with many projects in various and disparate high level viticultural areas of Italy, and this allows me to have a larger and wider vision of the current state of Italian wine.