Castello di Albola
A Chianti Classico that is contemporary without being international
Property158 hectares (390 acres).
TemperatureWinter < 4°-5°C (39°-41°F) - Summer ~ 30°C (86°F)
Altitude350-650 meters (1.150-~2.150ft.) above sea level.
Soil typeClay and limestone (mainly), with good drainage.
Training methodCordon Spur, Guyot, Double Tuscan Capovolto.
Density5000 plants per hectare.
VarietalsSangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano, Malvasia del Chianti.
Location and history
The origins of Castello di Albola can be traced back to the 12th century.
The castle has belonged to some noble tuscan families along the years: the Acciaioli, the Samminiati and the Pazzi, as well as the ﬁrst Counts of Ginori, all of which contributed to the development of Tuscan history. Castello di Albola is dedicated to beauty and excellence.
It is the ideal place to produce elegant wines, rather than strong ones. Castello di Albola wines reﬂect the authenticity of its historical cellars, where one can ﬁnd ﬁne wines that have been ageing for decades and still keep an unspoilt and almost surreal taste.
Castello di Albola is a true reﬂection of Sangiovese with its subtle, yet austere tones, it is able to amaze all those who know how to unlock its secrets