Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2018
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Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico 2018

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750ml
$19.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico
Brand Castello d'Albola
Alcohol/vol 13%
The Castello d'Albola state 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. The estate is planted to Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Canaiolo, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia del Chianti and this Chianti is made of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Canaiolo.

The estate is also a stunning example of Tuscan Renaissance architecture. The Zonin family owns important vineyard sites across the Italian peninsula, but this property is where Gianni Zonin, his wife and three sons enjoy an intimate family connection. With some of the most historically important vineyards in the Chianti Classico denomination, Castello d’Albola represents the tip of the Zonin- quality pyramid. The 2011 vintage was named TOP 100 WINE OF THE YEAR 2015 #46
James Suckling
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The palate has lots of rose water, nutmeg and blood oranges. Medium to full body, succulent tannins and a juicy finish. Drink now.

Wine Spectator
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Ripe cherry, plum and strawberry flavors offset the solid tannins in this red. Compact for now, this shows fine harmony and a lingering aftertaste that echoes the fruit and adds earth, tobacco and iron notes. Best from 2021 through 2033.

Bruce Sanderson
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The value-priced Castello di Albola 2018 Chianti Classico is a balanced and simple red wine with cassis, sour cherry, dried orange, tilled earth and touches of iron ore. This is a lean-bodied red with good freshness and a silky, mid-weight style that could work with a Southern dish of cajun wings and collard greens.

Monica Larner, March 11, 2021

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