Castello Albola Chianti DOCG 2016
- Italy, 750ml
Ruby-red tending towards garnet. Elegant, with delicate scents of violets on the nose. On the palate, well-balanced and dry, with good structure and a velvety texture.
- Winery: Castello di Albola
- Varietal: Sangiovese
- Region: Chianti Classico DOCG, Toscana, Italy
- Vintage: 2016
- Alcohol: 13%
- Volume: 750ml
- Closure: Cork
Food match: Roast pork, lamb chops & game meat; Prosciutto & salami; pasta with meat sauce; grilled vegetables; semi-aged cheeses
The grapes are hand-picked and then vinified with great care, 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. The wine then matures in Slavonian oak casks for 12 months.
The medieval village of Castello di Albola stands on the magnificent Chianti hills, in an unique location known for the charm of its history, for the evocative power of art and for the unique landscape and agrarian context of unrivalled harmony.
Once belonging to some of the most noble Tuscan Families throughout the ages, from the Acciaioli and the Samminiati to the Pazzi and the Ginori Conti, the estate has been in the care and protection of the Zonin Family for over 40 years.
Zonin Family's first task was to ensure that the vineyards would produce high quality grapes, and then to restore the outbuildings and the beautiful villa that had been built in the 16th century but maintained in its two massive towers the traces of the original mediaeval castle. In addition to the recuperation and restoration of the main villa and of the hamlet, the rural outbuildings have also been refurbished and are now used as accommodation. A new winery has also been built, in perfect harmony with the landscape.
The Zonin Family has also enlarged both the vineyards and the estate, which today covers 900 hectares, of which 125 are under vine and where there are also over 4 thousand olive trees.
- 91 Points - 2020 Wine Entusiast
- Gold - 2019 Asia Wine Trophy
- Gold - 2019 Mundus Vini
- 90 Points - 2019 International Wine Challenge
- 92 Points - 2019 Falstaff
- 90 Points - 2019 Sommeliers Choice Awards
- 90 Points - 2019 James Suckling
- Gold - 2019 Melbourne Int'l Wine Competition
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