Bottle

Il Solatio

Castello di Albola

A Chianti Classico that is contemporary without being international

Label

Il Solatio

Wine

Il Solatio

Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG

Area

Radda in Chianti (Siena), the Chianti Classico area

Grapes

100% Sangiovese

Type of Soil

The Solatio owes its name to the steep and stony south-east facing slopes which, at 600 metres above sea level, overhang Castello d’Albola. The soil is constituted entirely of highly porous Marl and Alberese rock frag- ments giving it low fertility levels.

Training System

Spurred cordon.

Plant Density

5,000 vines per hectare. The vines are 10 years old.

Yield

5,000 kg. of grapes per hectare.

Vinification and Maturation

This pure Sangiovese must results from a sim- ple and traditional red wine vinification pro- cess which includes three weeks’ maceration with their skins and seeds. Once maceration and malolactic fermentation has been com- pleted, the wine is matured in Allier oak bar- rels for 14 months followed by a long aging process in the bottle. The union of terroir and tradition has allowed us to achieve the truest expression of the Sangiovese di Radda, a wine of great finesse and character.