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2021 harvest: last day

Last 2021 harvest day: picking up Sangiovese grapes in the Bellezza vineyard. First comments coming from the winery confirm our expectations: reduced quantities, very much unfortunately, and low yields (we knew it). Yet, quality in some vineyards was really surprising - definitely above expectations. Some excitement rose in the cellar at the arrival of some Sangiovese grapes  (and other varieties as well). Every harvest is different and each time it brings new surprises!

Castello di Gabbiano 2021 Agosto uve sangiovese in ottima salute

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

Sangiovese grapes veraison

A walk among the rows of vines - we are in the Bellezza vineyard - the veraison of the grapes has begun. The heat of the last few weeks resulted in the grapes veraison about a week earlier than the average in recent years, but the conditions of the grapes are very good. It is the onset of the ripening of the grapes. The veraison is the change of color of the grape berries: this represents the transition from berry growth

2020 Harvest: intense time

(see previous news: here)  In the vineyards harvest is on work in fits and starts because of the frequent sudden rains -  we are comfortable as the most delicate grapes have already been picked and those still on the plants are healthy. In the cellar the fermentations have started - proceeding under the watchful eye of the oenologists. Meanwhile, in the aging cellar our cellar-men are working with the receipt of the new woods for the new vintage. The new French

CASTELLO DI GABBIANO partner in LIFE GREEN GRAPES project

Castello di Gabbiano is a company with a century-old history. Today the based on substainability company policy is aimed to ensure its land an equally long future. Several choices have been engaged to pursue this goal. LIFE GREEN GRAPES aims to develop vine defense protocols using resistance inductors and biocontrol agents that allow to reduce the use of agrochemicals while maintaining the quality of the final product unaltered and improving the quality of the environment. Castello di Gabbiano is a partner of this