2011 Castello d’Albola Chianti Classico

Year: 2011
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 90
Vinous Media: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
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2015 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #46

"Firm and taut, with a core of cherry and berry flavors, accented by underbrush, tobacco and iron notes. Balanced in a lean way, with a lingering aftertaste of earth and mineral. Best from 2016 through 2025. 100,000 cases made. -BS" (WS)

"(95% sangiovese and 5% canaiolo nero): Good deep red. Strawberry, red cherry, pomegranate and rose petal on the fruity, perfumed nose. Sweet, silky and fresh on the front half, then turns firmer and more minerally on the back end, finishing with lingering floral character. Not the most complex red wine you'll ever drink, but a lovely entry-level Chianti that's hard to resist." (VM)

Winery Notes:
An uncomplicated, easy drinking entry level Chianti Classico. Offers a medium red ruby color and a perfumed light cherry nose with touches of toast. The wine finishes soft with round tannins and dry sweet fruit flavors.

Situated in Radda in Chianti, 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.

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