97 Gabbriano Chianti Classico - Printable Version

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- barnesy - 08-10-2000 01:48 PM

I bought a '97 bottle of Gabbiano Chianti Classico for 8 bucks. How is the quality on this wine and this vineyard? I am new to wines and know little about them and even less about Italian wines. Any information would be appreciated.


- Innkeeper - 08-11-2000 06:19 AM

This is a good example of the "new" Chiantis. Enjoy it with your Italian pasta, veal, and even light beef dishes.

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- winecollector - 08-11-2000 11:32 AM

This is one of my favorite everyday drinkers I purchase by the case whenever it goes on sale. Definitely a great value, especially the 97'!

- barnesy - 08-12-2000 11:02 PM

I opened the chianti tonight. I made a ratatouille Lasagna that was great. The wine was great with the dinner. It had a great finish and a nice color. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I plan to buy several more bottles since they are inexpensive and great.
Thanks for all the info!


- barnesy - 08-16-2000 07:30 PM

Does anyone know what region and province the Gabbiano winery is in? This is mainly for my own records and desire to learn stuff like that. Thanks,


- Innkeeper - 02-03-2006 09:42 AM

Piced up a bottle of plain ole Gabbiano Chianti ('04) the other day as the least worst Chianti in a local Supermarket for the proverbial $8. It was a decent midweek accompaniment for Wednesday night pasta. Nothing harsh or bothersome, nor really memorable about it.

- Thomas - 02-03-2006 11:08 AM


If that is Castelo di Gabbiano, they are located just south of Florence--Mercatale.

They've been around since the 12th century.

- barnesy - 02-04-2006 11:53 PM

I've been waiting for that answer for six years! And finally, the mystery is solved.


- Thomas - 02-05-2006 02:41 PM

I didn't notice the dates until you said that...

Where was I six years ago? Starting a business.

- barnesy - 02-06-2006 09:01 PM



- Thomas - 02-07-2006 09:52 AM

If it makes you feel better Barnesy, my business partner is on his own these days. Even a slacker can learn when it's time to get into gear [img][/img]