Castello di Albola

A Chianti Classico that is contemporary without being international

Profile

Property

158 hectares (390 acres).

Climate

Continental climate.

Temperature

Winter < 4°-5°C (39°-41°F) - Summer ~ 30°C (86°F)

Altitude

350-650 meters (1.150-~2.150ft.) above sea level.

Soil type

Clay and limestone (mainly), with good drainage.

Training method

Cordon Spur, Guyot, Double Tuscan Capovolto.

Density

5000 plants per hectare.

Varietals

Sangiovese, 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

The Winemaker

Alessandro Gallo

Alessandro Gallo

“Castello di Albola is a place surrounded by the harmony of beauty and the charm of excellence; with elegant vineyards of subtle character, that doesn’t surrender to the rough temptation of an immediate, predictable taste”.