Isole E Olena Cepparello 2008
The concept and style of Cepparello was developed by Paolo De Marchi over a period beginning in the mid 1970s. The wine is named after a small stream, Borro Cepparello, originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena estate. After barrel aging in French and American oak for 14 to 18 months, it is then aged in the bottle for one year before release. The wine is dense and intense but has a subtle finesse that frames lovely, dense, black fruit purity. It exhibits a lively color, fresh aromatics and a nuanced personality. It boasts layers of vibrant fruit intermingled with subtle mineral and licorice notes, showing outstanding length on the palate and fine, noble tannins.
Isole e Olena is a 50 hectare estate consisting of the Isole and Olena farms which were bought by the De Marchi family in 1950. The estate has been run by Paolo De Marchi since 1976 and makes a range of red and white wines. It is noted for its sangiovese wines
External Reviews for Isole E Olena Cepparello
The 2008 Cepparello (Sangiovese) possesses lovely density and richness for the year. Black cherries, incense, herbs tobacco and leather are some of the notes that flow from this textured, highly attractive Cepparello. The finish is round, sensual and... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello 750ml
Good deep red. Aromas of redcurrant, plum, minerals and licorice are complicated by a gamey quality. Nicely delineated if a bit tight and ungiving, with a floral topnote contributing to the wines high-pitched character. Finishes with firm tannic gri... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Sangiovese wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2008 Isole e Olena Cepparello 750ml
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