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 produ...

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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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