||5% Canaiolo Nero, 95% Sangiovese
|Composition of the land
||The vineyard is situated at Pian d’Albola in the hills of Radda in Chianti, at an altitude of around 400 m. (1,310 ft.). It has a southerly exposure, and lies on well-structured clayey soils characterized by the presence of stones (the famous alberese found throughout the Chianti Classico zone).
||Cordon Spur and Tuscan upside down.
||The must, which comes from grapes picked by hand, is placed in horizontal vinification tanks where it remains for around 3 weeks. Once the malolactic fermentation is complete, the wine immediately goes into oak casks for ageing.
||Maturation lastes 15 months: 10% of the wine goes into Allier oak barriques, the remaining 90% into traditional Slavonian oak barrels. This is followed by 12 months’ maturation in stainless steel and a further three months in bottle before release.
||Price Castello Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 € 17.60