Chianti Classico DOCG 2007

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The name “Isole e Olena” was conceived in the 1950’s when two adjoining estates, “Isole” and “Olena” were purchased b...

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Very well balanced chianti that's simply awesome for the price point. Read more

Silky and caressing, with pretty berry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins. There's a beautiful density and finesse to ... Read more

The 2007 Chianti Classico is simply marvelous. A touch rounder and more generous than is typically the case, the Chianti Classico reveals intense a... Read more

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Very well balanced chianti that's simply awesome for the price point.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/22/2011

Silky and caressing, with pretty berry and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins. There's a beautiful density and finesse to this. Best after 2011. 3,415 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Isole e Olena Cepparello 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

The 2007 Chianti Classico is simply marvelous. A touch rounder and more generous than is typically the case, the Chianti Classico reveals intense aromatics that meld into a core of rich, expansive red fruit. The open-knit, giving quality of 2007 is o... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/26/2011

The 2007 Cepparello (Sangiovese) makes a case for itself as one of the finest wines ever made at Isole e Olena. It is an open, sublime Cepparello endowed with tons of clarity and definition. The ripe red fruit floats on a core of refined, silky tann... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Isole e Olena Cepparello 750ml


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Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

The 2007 Cepparello (Sangiovese) makes a case for itself as one of the finest wines ever made at Isole e Olena. It is an open, sublime Cepparello endowed with tons of clarity and definition. The ripe red fruit floats on a core of refined, silky tannins that caress the palate with exceptional elegance and finesse. As the wine sits in the glass its inner perfume gradually emerges, leading to an eternal, beautifully crafted finish. The ripeness of the vintage is beautifully balanced by the acidity that is the trademark of Sangiovese grown in these hillside plots. Simply put, this is an utterly thrilling wine that will be a joy to follow over the coming years. In many ways, the restraint, elegance and polish all suggest Cepparello is the Haut-Brion of Tuscany's high-end, pure Sangioveses. The 2007 Cepparello was fermented in wood uprights and saw three weeks of contact on the skins. Malolactic fermentation took place in equal parts steel and French oak. The final blend was assembled and the wine was subsequently aged in French oak barrels (1/3 new) for 18 months. Proprietor Paolo De Marchi describes the 2007 season as one where periods of heat alternated with well-timed spells of rain. Overall temperatures remained warm (but never extreme) throughout the year, which allowed the fruit to ripen evenly. Still, it was a challenging vintage, and De Marchi was forced to carry out a stringent selection in his vineyards. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2027. Isole e Olena seems to fly under the radar, but insiders know better. Proprietor Paolo De Marchi crafts some of the most engaging wines in all of Tuscany, and Italy for that matter. Wine Advocate, Oct 2010, Antonio Galloni


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/04/2011

Moderately saturated red. Complex aromas of red fruits, gunflint, white pepper and violet. Then sweet, supple and silky in the mouth, with rather suave red fruit, tobacco and sweet spice flavors. The firm finish features building chewy tannins, sneak... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 750ml


External Review
05/27/2010

Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 - Isole e Olena : Chianti Classico DOCG 2007 - Rotwein von Isole e OlenaDieser Chianti Classico DOCG von 2007 hat einen sehr stoffigen und beerigen Charakter, weist Fruchttöne von roten Johannisbeeren auf und begeistert mit seinem reichen Nachklang. Probieren Sie ihn zu Nudelgerichten mit Tomatensoßen, Gerichten von Schwein und Rind (gekochtes Fleisch, Pfannengerichte, Fleisch in hellen Soßen), Weichkäse und zu Hartkäse.Weingut: Isole e OlenaLand: ItalienRegion: ToskanaRebsorte: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, SyrahInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,0 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 5,75 g/lRestsüße: 1,0 g/lEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CLagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > Italien > Toskana


Winemaker's Notes:

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. The history of both estates dates back many hundreds of years, and the earliest documentation of the village of Olena as far back as the 12th Century. At the beginning of the 1950’s, the De Marchi family began gradually phasing out the sharecropping system. New specialized vineyards were planted and the cellars were expanded. Today the Isole e Olena estate is run by Paolo De Marchi, his wife Marta and his children. Paolo comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern part of Piemonte. He has recently started working his grandfather’s estate near Gattinara, Villa Sperino, where Lessona is produced. His first vintage was released in 2006. This is another deeply coloured, powerful yet elegant wine from Paolo De Marchi. Vibrant, dark red fruit intermingles on the nose with lots of toasty/ vanilla oak and mineral tones. On the palate it is full bodied with soft, round tannins and plenty of ripe fruit.

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. The history of both estates dates back many hundreds of years, and the earliest documentation of the village of Olena as far back as the 12th Century. At the beginning of the 1950’s, the De Marchi family began gradually phasing out the sharecropping system. New specialized vineyards were planted and the cellars were expanded. Today the Isole e Olena estate is run by Paolo De Marchi, his wife Marta and his children. Paolo comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern part of Piemonte. He has recently started working his grandfather’s estate near Gattinara, Villa Sperino, where Lessona is produced. His first vintage was released in 2006. This is another deeply coloured, powerful yet elegant wine from Paolo De Marchi. Vibrant, dark red fruit intermingles on the nose with lots of toasty/ vanilla oak and mineral tones. On the palate it is full bodied with soft, round tannins and plenty of ripe fruit.

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