Classico Gran Selezione is made. The crystal-clear class of this wine resides in
its elegant aromas enhanced by rarefied spicy sensations, in its fine tannins and
its neat taste, so much to qualify as the clearest expression of this vine.
2016 proved to be an excellent vintage, characterized by ideal climatic conditions during all the phenological phases of the vine. A mild winter and a spring
with average seasonal temperatures was followed by a relatively warm summer with moderate rainfall at regular intervals, which ensured the vines had
sufficient water reserves during the crucial ripening phase. The marked temperature variations and constant breezes also helped to keep the Castello di
Albola vineyards dry and the Sangiovese grapes to reach the harvest in perfect
condition. Our Chianti Classico vintage 2016 is a red that stands out for its remarkable aromatic finesse and very well-balanced body.
Vinification and ageing
The must obtained from single-varietal Sangiovese grapes undergoes a simple,
traditional wine-making process with a maceration period that lasts about 3
weeks. Once the maceration and malolactic fermentation process has come
to an end, the wine is placed in Allier oak barrels to age for 14 months. This is
followed by about 18 months of ageing in bottles. This special combination of
soil and tradition brings out the true character of Sangiovese di Radda, a fine
wine with a strong personality.
colour: intense ruby red flecked with burgundy.
bouquet: intense with hints of cherry jam, hints of spices, cinnamon, pepper
flavour: elegant and savoury with notes of dark red berry fruit and spices.
Long, persistent finish.
It goes well with red meats, game and aged cheeses.