Gabbro embodies the essence of the estate’s Cabernet Sauvignon vines, some of which are over 40 years old. It represents an ambition to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon that can hold its own with the best in the world. This wine is matured for 18 months in 80% new wood, with some 400-litre barrels as well as barriques. The wine is subsequently stored in the bottle, usually for about nine months. Annual production is 3000 bottles on average.
Third Party Reviews
The 2018 Gabbro pulses with palpable energy and tension. The wine feels so alive. Cabernet Sauvignon can be wonderfully expressive, and this is a great example. Sage, mint, lavender, pine and dark spice lead into a core of crème de cassis and inky dark fruit. Like all of the 2018s, Gabbro is a bit on the more restrained side, but that is not a bad thing for a region where size and richness come so easily. Score 94-96, Antonio Galloni, March 2020