Castello d'Albola Chianti Classico Riserva 2011
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
Made from the finest Sangiovese grapes of the estate, this wine matures in oak for two years. Its tannins give the wine its extraordinary texture: they are as concentrated as the fruit is mellow. It has a distinct tangy quality on the palate and rich fruit on the nose, with evolved tones of fruit and dried flowers. It is a wine that expresses perfectly the terroir of Chianti Classico, whose very landscape it captures in the bottle. One can detect the high-altitude vineyards in its finesse, the heat of the earth in its depth and the nuances of woodlands in its extraordinarily persistent bouquet. It is a wine to serve with succulent, rich dishes, to be drunk with respect for history but also with the joy of discovery.
A beefy, sinewy red, whose cherry, almond and vanilla flavors permeate the dense texture. The finish veers toward the rustic side. Best from 2017 through 2024. 10,000 cases made.