Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2014

$26.99

A classic. Year in and year out Isole e Olena releases another spectacular vintage of this Chianti Classico. Aromas of red cherries, herbs and pepper waft from the glass preparing you for a crisp, clean, tangy gorgeous mouthful of red berries and cherries. Tannins are soft but noticeable, and together with the fabulous acidity in this wine make us believe that it will age very well.

― Ed Sorensen, Cork & Fork

Description

Food Pairing:Duck breast with red berries reduction sauce, poached chicken breast, for vegetarians fettuccine with 4 mushroom ragout.

― Anna Landragin, Cork & Fork

 

Winery:The name Isole e Olena was conceived in the 1950s when two adjoining estates, “Isole” and “Olena”, were purchased by the De Marchi family and combined to form one. Sole was founded as an agricultural farm in the 1700s and is now the center of production for the Isole e Olena estate, which grows olives in addition to all of the grapes used in its wine production. Perched atop the hillsides of Chianti, Isole e Olena lays claim to some of the most prized vineyards in the region. Proprietor and winemaker, Paolo De Marchi, is considered a pioneer in introducing foreign grapes to the area, such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. In fact, in a region where few other producers make Chardonnay (or any whites), Paolo is as highly regarded for his white wines as his famed reds. In Paolo’s opinion, the most important aspect of making excellent wine is the unique, ancient Tuscan soil on which his estate sits.

― From the Importer

 

Additional information

Ageing Type

Reserve

Designate

Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany

Farming Type

Practicing Organic

Grape Detail

80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 5% Syrah

Blend Type

Multi-Varietal/Vintage

Winemaker

Paolo De Marchi

Winemaking

“Estate-grown, hand harvested grapes. Fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with 15 days of maceration. During fermentation, racking and pump overs are done twice a day. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4000-liter casks where it matures for about one year.”
― From the Winery

Type of Wine

Red, Still, Dry

Rating

Wine Advocate 90 pts

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