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Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 1998

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Percentage Grape: Sangiovese, with a minimum addition of Canaiolo, in keeping with the requirements of the DOCG production code.<br/><br/>Soil: The soil is well-structured with clayey texture and a substantial content of crumbled rock, the famous galestro.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: The climate is of continental type with dry summers. Moderate daily variations in temperatures are attributable to the altitude at which the vineyards grow.<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: During the month of October<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Manual harvest<br/><br/>Vinification Length: The must remains for about three weeks in the horizontal vinification devices. The vinification process lasts 15 months.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: The must, obtained through delicate pressing and removal of the stalks, is fermented in horizontal vinification devices.<br/><br/>Age of Barrel: 8 years for the slavonian oak casks<br/><br/>Type of Wood: 10% french oak - 90% slavonian oak<br/><br/>Level of Toast: Medium for the french oak<br/><br/>Malolactic: Completed by the end of November<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13 %<br/><br/>Aging Time: 12 m. in wood, 12 m. in stainless tanks, 3 m. bott<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Cork Material: Cork<br/><br/>Cork Size: mm. 50 x mm. 24 dia.

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Castello D'Albola:
The Castello d’Abola estate is located in Radda in Chianti, where vine cultivation dates from the Etruscan period. The oldest buildings on the estate date from the 12th century, when the property was owned by the noble Magnate of Monterinaldi. It was subsequently owned by families who shaped Tuscan history: the Acciaiuoli, the Samminiati, the Pazzi and the Princes of Ginori Conti. The ... Read more
The Castello d’Abola estate is located in Radda in Chianti, where vine cultivation dates from the Etruscan period. The oldest buildings on the estate date from the 12th century, when the property was owned by the noble Magnate of Monterinaldi. It was subsequently owned by families who shaped Tuscan history: the Acciaiuoli, the Samminiati, the Pazzi and the Princes of Ginori Conti. The Zonin family acquired the property in the 1970s. The unparalleled surrounding countryside abounds in history and culture that date back Read less

Percentage Grape: Sangiovese, with a minimum addition of Canaiolo, in keeping with the requirements of the DOCG production code.<br/><br/>Soil: The soil is well-structured with clayey texture and a substantial content of crumbled rock, the famous galestro.<br/><br/>Growing Climate: The climate is of continental type with dry summers. Moderate daily variations in temperatures are attributable to the altitude at which the vineyards grow.<br/><br/>Date of Harvest: During the month of October<br/><br/>Type of Harvest: Manual harvest<br/><br/>Vinification Length: The must remains for about three weeks in the horizontal vinification devices. The vinification process lasts 15 months.<br/><br/>Vinification Method: The must, obtained through delicate pressing and removal of the stalks, is fermented in horizontal vinification devices.<br/><br/>Age of Barrel: 8 years for the slavonian oak casks<br/><br/>Type of Wood: 10% french oak - 90% slavonian oak<br/><br/>Level of Toast: Medium for the french oak<br/><br/>Malolactic: Completed by the end of November<br/><br/>Alcohol Percentage: 13 %<br/><br/>Aging Time: 12 m. in wood, 12 m. in stainless tanks, 3 m. bott<br/><br/>Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l<br/><br/>Cork Material: Cork<br/><br/>Cork Size: mm. 50 x mm. 24 dia.

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