Castello di Albola Chianti Classico DOCG 2013Regular price $209.94 Sale price $167.94
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A gorgeous Chianti. It's bright, juicy and fresh with swathes of sweet and sour cherry, dusty yet silky tannins and a lifted floral element which just completes the package. Delicious stuff. Pass the Parmigiano!
- The Castello di Albola Estate is situated in Radda at the heart of the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation, where the legacy of grape cultivation dates back to the time of the Etruscans. The Acciaiuoli family commissioned the estate to plant its lofty vineyard in Chianti Classico in the 15th century as a symbol of their high status. Over the centuries, many noble Tuscan families have owned the property, and the estate has earned various accolades for its wines. In 1979, the Zonin family acquired Castello di Albola promising to uphold the estate’s excellence for future generations. The wines produced in Castello di Albola have earned the iconic “Gallo Nero” symbol from the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium, which guarantees the highest standards in winemaking.
VINIFICATION AND MATURATION The grapes are hand-picked and then vinified with great care by using the traditional method of fermentation in the presence of the skins so as to highlight the strong personality conferred by the soils of Radda in Chianti. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine matures in Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months.
COLOR Ruby-red color.
BOUQUET Bursting with strawberry, red berries and notes of sage, spice cake, and subtle earth.
PALATE Vibrant and medium-bodied revealing lively cherry and exotic spices that lead to polished tannins and a delicate finish.
FOOD COMBINATIONS Richly-flavored dishes of the traditional Chianti cuisine like red tomato based sauces, as well as grilled meats and mature cheeses.
Region: Tuscany, Italy
90 Points - James Suckling
A fresh and refined Chianti Classico with dried cherries, lemon rind and other citrus fruit. Medium body, clean fruit and a bright finish.