93 points Wine Spectator 2017
94 points James Suckling 2019
90 points Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2019
This is Castello d’Albola's premium wine, which combines the elegance of Sangiovese with the expressivity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Its structure is very concentrated, but it is nicely balanced by the full fruit, with hints of plums and a suggestion of undergrowth. Acciaiolo is a very successful blend of Sangiovese from old vines, grown in an outstanding vineyard with southerly exposure, which gives the wine the stamp of tradition, of history and of the terroir, with exceptionally ripe, richly flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. This exclusive wine has for some time now only been produced in the best vintages and in very limited quantity.
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The grapes are slightly over-ripe because they are picked late, between the 2nd and 8th of October, after a previous selection to discard the less promising bunches. The must ferments for 10 days in vertical viniﬁcation tanks, in which the wine then remains for 15 days to macerate after the fermentation. Maturation in new, one and two year-old barriques lasts 14 months, followed by a further 6 months in stainless steel and another 6 in bottle.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon & 20% Sangiovese
A full bodied Super Tuscan wine. Rich notes of dark fruits, black pepper and a hint of oak.
Cured meats, beef, lamb and veal.