Castello di Gabbiano Wines
There are currently 365 acres under vine and the production of the regular Chianti Classico of the castle is normally around 650,000 bottles.
Even the basic Riserva offering, which bears the name of the property, reaches 130,000 bottles in a normal vintage, a figure that deserves no small respect.
The 1980’s established that the site was well suited for the production of high quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, particularly the latter, and these are now present in the Alleanza, barrel-aged and international in style but unmistakably Tuscan as well.
The Sangiovese, however, is increasingly regarded as the future here, as it now is by the more informed and forward looking wineries of Chianti Classico, and the Gran Selezione Bellezza, the pride of the house winemaker Federico Cerelli, indicates that this part of Mercatale Val di Pesa has plenty to say on this subject.