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Castello Di Albola Chianti Classico

Castello Di Albola Chianti Classico

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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 estates 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. . 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 twelve months. Bursting with strawberry, red berries and notes of sage, spice cake, and subtle earth. Richly-flavored dishes of the traditional Chianti cuisine like red tomato based sauces, as well as grilled meats and mature cheeses . . .

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