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Castello di Gabbiano  2021 Agosto   uve sangiove ]

The grapes battle against the heat and drought

For those interested in the world of viticulture, a walk through the Sangiovese grapes vineyards today can be very instructive. It is clear where and why the grapes have suffered and, where and why the grapes have held up well these very hot and dry weeks. Younger vineyards whose vines have shallower roots show suffering, as well as vineyards whose exposure did not allow to adequately protect all the clusters from the sun - here some clusters look half in good

2020 Harvest: the winemaker’s words

(…read here previous episodes)  It is always the very last weeks of the grapes ripening season to determine the final quality of the vintage. The 2020 vintage was not easy from a qualitative point of view although the conditions were excellent up to 3 weeks before harvest.  With the late September and early October rains, everything got complicated. Having a large extension of vineyards, every year we find different expressions in our SANGIOVESE vineyards: this year more than ever the location

Cavaliere d’Oro Dark Knight

Let's welcome a new label by Castello di Gabbiano!  Someone already knows Dark Knight  -  a wine from our cellar many consumers love  - we do not intend to disappoint them - we will continue to produce it (it's confirmed!).  The news is: a 'big brother' is coming of the same name but wearing the hat "Cavaliere d’Oro"  (the new brand launched in 2019 by TWE, with plans to expand the range of Italian wines offer). So let's welcome the