"The Highest Vineyard in Chianti Classico"
POINTS OF INTEREST
• The high altitude vineyards add greater elegance, aromas, acidity and more structured tannins.
• The Castle was built in the 15th Century by the Acciaiuoli Family from Florence.
• The name "Chianti" derives from 2 possible words, the Etruscan family name,"Clantes" from the 7th and 8th century that introduced grape growing to the region or from
the sound "clangor", the blaring of the trumpets during the hunting season.
Name: Castello d'Albola [Cass-tell-oh dal-bo-lah] is the name of the castle in the village of Albola.
Location: The property is located in Radda in Chianti, 30 minutes from Siena. It has the highest elevation vineyard throughout the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation. There are a total of 2,100 acres, 390 of which are dedicated to vineyards.
Elevation: 1,150 - 2,150 ft. above sea level.
Soil: clay and limestone, with good drainage.
Climate: continental, 39°- 41°F in the winter and 86°F in the summer.
Training System: Spurred Cordon, Guyot, Double Tuscan Capovolto.
Vine Density: 5,000 vines per hectare.
Varietals: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia del Chianti.
This Estate is situated in Radda at the heart of the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation,where grape cultivation has a legacy dating back to the time of the Etruscans. In the 15th century, the Acciaiuoli family commissioned Castello d'Albola to plant the highest vineyard in Chianti Classico because it was perceived as a symbol of status. Over the centuries, many noble Tuscan families have owned the property and the estate has earned many accolades for its wines. In 1979, the Zonin family acquired Castello d'Albola promising to uphold the estate's excellence for future generations. Castello d'Albola wines have earned the iconic "Gallo Nero" symbol from the Chianti Classico Wine Consortium that guarantees the highest winemaking standards.