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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...Read more...
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Easy to see why Paolo de Marchi is one of the world's pre-eminent artisan producers. This is one of those wines which easily transcend their appellation council's stipulations. Gorgeous amarena cherry liqueur, tobacco, spice and violet hints. Sensational nose, with very bright acidity, along with soft and refined tannins. The quality/price factor is dramatically tilted in favor of wine lovers on this one. Loved it!
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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