Chianti is undoubtedly, and on a worldwide basis, Italy's most famous wine. The Gaslini Alberti family has always contributed to the prestige of this appellation wirh their "l Sodi del Paretaio", a typical expression of the wine, fragrant and elegant and of good richness and intensity as well, the pleasure sought and found in opening a good bottle of Chianti.
A rainless winter and a warm spring favored an early bud break. A large part of Italy was struck by a damaging frost at the end of April, and the summer was characterized by drought and record heat. The harvest was very early indeed, production dipped approximately 40% but with results which were, qualitatively, decidedly higher than expected.
Good freshness on the nose with perceptible notes of fruit and flowers. On the palate, the wine is pleasurable and versatile, soft in its tannins and ripe.