Isole e Olena
The name 'Isole e Olena' was conceived in the 1950's when two adjoining estates, 'Isole' and 'Olena' were purchased by the De Marchi family and were combined to form one. Today the Isole e Olena estate is run by Paolo De Marchi and his family. Paolo comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern section of Piedmont . He was raised in close contact with the wine world as he has always enthusiastically followed the development of his grandfather's estate located near Gattinara, Villa Sperino, where Lessona wine is produced.
Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2012
The traditional 4-grape Chianti Classico blend was gradually altered to diminish the quantity of white grapes present until complete elimination. The Sangiovese and Canaiolo grown on the Isole e Olena estate cover 290 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico hills between Florence and Siena. Thus the Isole o Olena Chianti evolved from being a light, young wine to the fuller-bodied wine of today, which is destined for cellar aging. Simultaneously Paolo began experimenting with the production of a wine made exclusively of Sangiovese grapes. His efforts in this direction have yielded the resultant wine named Cepparello. In 1980 he produced the first Cepparello. Rich and explosive in the glass, the 2012 Chianti Classico is a beauty. Dark red stone fruits flesh out in a round, sensual wine built on pure texture.
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