Wine has been produced at Castello di Gabbiano for almost a thousand years. The old castle is located in the middle of the Chianti region and is fully dedicated to Tuscan red wine.
Castello di Gabbiano - wine from historic walls
The history of Castello di Gabbiano begins in the 11th century. At that time, the square tower was built as a defensive measure for the traffic route between Florence and Siena. A century later the wine cellar of the castle was built.
After several families of owners, the castle got its present form in 1505 by the Soderinis, an influential Florentine family. Since the 19th century, the owners of the castle changed several times, and the current owners renovated the castle around the turn of the millennium.
Terroir of the Castello di Gabbiano
The vineyards of Castello di Gabbiano are strongly clayey and calcareous, the soil is very stony. A total of 147 hectares of vineyards extend around the Castello, of which 109 hectares are in the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation.
The following grape varieties are cultivated:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot
The vines are trained according to the Guyot system. The viticulture is sustainable, the estate is certified by the VIVA program.
Cellar and vinification
In the cellar of the castle you will find typical stainless steel tanks where the wine ferments before maturing. The exact ageing process differs due to the very different wines of Castello di Gabbiano. Thus, spontaneous fermentation is triggered for the Dark Knight, maolactic fermentation in barriques, for instance, for the Chianti Riserva. The wine is aged in the castle's historic cellar, which has been preserved to this day. Large barrels and barriques are located here, in which the wine of Gabbiano is aged.
The products made are very versatile, so 9 Tuscan red wines and a rosé from the region are produced. Moreover, Venetian white wines, Prosecco, an Apulian and a Sicilian red wine are sold under the Castello di Gabbiano brand, as well as different specialties like Vinsanto, grappa or olive oil.
More information about Castello di Gabbiano
|Company Name:||Castello di Gabbiano|
|Street:||Via di Gabbiano 22|
|City:||50024 Mercatale Val di Pesa|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 55 821053|
|Fax:||+39 55 8218082|
|Year of Incorporation:||1124|
|Managing Director:||Ivano Reali|