Castello di Albola

Timeless beauty and harmony on the highest hills of Chianti Classico

About the winery
Steeped in history, Castello di Albola can trace its ownership back to the 12th century and has passed through the hands of some of Tuscany’s most important and infuential noble families. The estate’s goal is to maintain this style and level of quality, so that their wines reflect the authenticity of their historic cellars, where one can find fine wines that have been ageing for decades and yet still have a taste of almost unreal freshness. Castello di Albola captures the essence of the Sangiovese variety with its often subtle and austere tones, capable of delighting all those who care to unlock its fascinating secrets. The property is situated only 50 minutes outside of Siena in the municipality of Radda in Chianti. It has the highest elevation of any vineyard throughout the Chianti Classico DOCG appellation. There is a total of 900 hectares, 125 of which are dedicated to vines.

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Opening Hours
Monday: ClosedTuesday: ClosedWednesday: ClosedThursday: ClosedFriday: ClosedSaturday: ClosedSunday: Closed
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English, Italian
Children friendly
Wines produced
Toscana IGT, Chianti Classico DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva
Grape varieties
Chardonnay, MalvasiaCabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese, Syrah
History & Geography
Over a period of almost 1,000 years, the property has been associated with some of the greatest noble families in Tuscan history – the Acciaiolis, the Samminiatis, the Pazzis and the Ginori Contis. Castello di Albola was officially mentioned as ‘vine land’ in Florence’s 1480 ‘State Archive’ when the Acciaiuoli family bought the property. The extreme precision and impassioned dedication of the Zonin family brought about a ‘Renaissance’ to this enchanted place from 1979. The viticulture in the Chianti Classico zone dates back to the Etruscans in the 8th century BC. It covers the area between Florence and Siena and the 4 main villages are: Radda in Chianti, Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti and Greve in Chianti. This is the area in which Chianti originated, chosen by Cosimo de Medici in 1716 as the most suitable area of Tuscany for top wine production - its symbol is the ‘Gallo Nero’, a Black Rooster
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