2010 Cepparello, Isole e Olena, Tuscany

2010 Cepparello, Isole e Olena, Tuscany

Red, Ready, but will improve   Red | Ready, but will improve | Isole e Olena | Code: 22054 | 2010 | Italy > Tuscany > IGT Tuscany | Sangiovese | Full Bodied, Dry | 14.5 % alcohol

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BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl

2cs

£249.00

BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl

1cs

£260.00

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Bottle 6 x 75cl

1cs

£275.00

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Bottle 6 x 75cl

2cs

£288.00

BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl

1cs

£350.00

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Scores and Reviews

SUCKLING

93/100

WA

95/100

SUCKLING - This is tangy and delicious with blueberry and cherry character. Full body, with slightly chewy tannins and a bright acidity with a clean and tangy finish. So delicious to drink now. Drink or hold.
James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com - 02-Jul-2013

WA - The extraordinary 2010 Cepparello (100% Sangiovese aged up to 18 months in oak, one-third new) presents fine nuances of red berry, cherry, spice, tar, licorice, wet earth and forest leaf. The bouquet is very elegant but this wine delivers power too with tight structure that immediately wraps around the palate. Somewhere in the crossroads between tradition and modernity, Cepparello is a stunning wine.
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate - Aug-2013

The Story

Isole e Olena

Producer

Isole e Olena

The Isola et Olena Estate, run by Paolo de Marchi, is yet another property that has seen a dramatic rise in quality over the last few decades. Paolo's family, originally from Piedmont, purchased the estate in the 1960s. His attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery was the driving force that turned quality around.

The wines have Cepparello at their head, a barrique-aged Sangiovese classified as an IGT - because at the time of its creation in the 1980s a wine comprising 100% Sangiovese could not legally be labelled as Chianti. There is a Chianti Classico and a Vin Santo, as well as some excellent wines from the Collezione de Marchi label, including a Syrah called Eremo, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay

Grape

Sangiovese

Sangiovese

A black grape widely grown in Central Italy and the main component of Chianti and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano as well as being the sole permitted grape for the famed Brunello di Montalcino.

It is a high yielding, late ripening grape that performs best on well-drained calcareous soils on south-facing hillsides. For years it was blighted by poor clonal selection and massive overcropping - however since the 1980s the quality of Sangiovese-based wines has rocketed upwards and they are now some of the most sought after in the world.

It produces wines with pronounced tannins and acidity, though not always with great depth of colour, and its character can vary from farmyard/leather nuances through to essence of red cherries and plums. In the 1960s the advent of Super Tuscans saw bottlings of 100% Sangiovese wines, as well as the introduction of Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blends, the most famous being Tignanello.

Region

IGT Tuscany

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