2017 Isole e Olena Cepparello

Tuscany at its finest...

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Lunn Ave - Click & Collect Low
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Further Information

Brand Isole e Olena
Region Tuscany
Varietal Sangiovese
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 15.0%
Vintage 2017
Country Italy

Description

In the 1950’s Isole e Olena was born when two adjoining estates merged: Isole and Olean. These two properties were purchased by the De Marchi family (originally from Piedmont) taking this estate to new heights. Their attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery has greatly improved the quality of the resulting wines. Such they now have a cult status following and especially for the Cepparello (100% Sangiovese). Chianti Classico must include a set percentage of other permissible varieties, 100% is outside the appellation rules, hence Cepparello is labelled IGT. The mere labelling with IGT often causes a frenzy these days, providing quality within the bottle ensues, and this 2017 is stunning.

Smells

a gorgeous bouquet of lifted cherry notes, redcurrants, rosehips, rosemary, dark chocolate, with intriguing earthy tones, potting mix even springs to mind.

Tastes

a seamless expression from whoa to go with fine, elegant tannins, leading to an exceptionally polished finish. For what seemed like a challenging vintage, the balance, poise, and precision are compelling and stop you in your tracks. A rich, full palate balanced by a pristine acid thread. It doesn’t get much better than this. One for the cellar, although it is surprisingly open now. A must with fine Italian cuisine.

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