The medieval village of Castello di Albola sits atop the splendid Chianti hills, in a location incomparable for its historical appeal, evocative art and the unique agro-landscape of unparalleled harmony.
THE ESTATE BELONGED TO THE MOST NOBLE FAMILIES OF TUSCANY
Since 1979 the Estate has been owned by the Zonin family, which has dedicated maximum effort to its keeping for forty years. The first commitment was to bring the vineyards to a high-quality production level, and subsequently to complete the arrangement of the cottages and the beautiful manor house.Read More
Castello di Albola is located in Tuscany, one of the most renowned Italian regions for its rich history, tradition, art, culture and unforgettable landscapes. In addition to having been the cradle of Italian literature and the Renaissance, the land in this region is renowned around the world for its ancient wine history.Read More
A HERITAGE OF QUALITY
The vineyards surrounding the village of Castello di Albola have a heritage of quality and represent the most striking amphitheater of vineyards in all of Chianti Classico. The historic vineyards of Selvole, Capaccia, Madonnino, Ellere, Marangole, Mondeggi, Sant'Ilario and Acciaiolo are set at altitudes between 350 meters and 550 meters and receive light, as they say in Chianti, "from sun to sun."Read More
CARVED INTO THE ROCK
The historic underground cellars of the ancient medieval village, from the traditional vaults built over time by the noble families of the Samminiati, Pazzi and Ginori Conti princes, have come back to life to age the great reds in large Slavonian oak barrels.Read More
In the charming wine shop in the medieval village, wine tourists and wine lovers alike can taste and buy wines, including particularly valuable vintages alongside olive oil. Many vintages of these wines have won prestigious Italian and international awards. Renowned around the world, the wines of Castello di Albola continue to receive coveted awards and authoritative acknowledgements that affirm the value of the wine culture they express.Read More
DIRECTOR AND WINEMAKER
Alessandro Gallo was born in Acqui Terme, Piedmont, in 1971. After studying at the Umberto I School of Oenology in Alba, he graduated with a degree in Chemistry from the University of Turin in 1997. Following his passion for the world of wine and its fascinating millennial culture, he began working as a laboratory analyst at the Dezzani family winery in the renowned Monferrato area, later becoming its Technical Director. In 2004, he met the Zonin Family. Fascinated by Castello di Albola and sharing the authentic entrepreneurial values promoted by the Family, Alessandro Gallo has been the Director of the Estate ever since. This place is particularly special to him. “The estate has become his home,” so much so that he decided to live right here with his wife and two children, at the ancient 12th-century keep. Hospitable and exuberant, Alessandro is always happy to welcome new visitors to Castello di Albola, accompanying them to discover this unique and evocative place but also inviting them to tastings of wines with great historical and cultural character.