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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG

2013

In a Nutshell

more than just cherry fruit this is a well-structured and beautiful wine.

Tasting Notes

A deep crimson red colour. Typical sour cherry and red fruit character with bramble notes. The palate has a supple, lithe character full of perfumed fruit and is given depth by a mineral vein. Structure comes from the taut acidity and tannic structure.

Production Notes

Fermentation took place in tank with 15 days maceration, delestage and pumping-over twice a day. Delestage (or ‘rack and return‘) is a method of extraction during fermentation which gives wines of good colour and soft tannins. The maceration tank is emptied of fermenting must, the cap allowed to dry out for two to three hours and then the must is poured back over the cap. De Marchi first experimented with this method in 1996 and subsequently began using it for all red wines from the 1997 vintage. Maturation lasted one year and took place in barrel (of which 5% in new oak) and 4,000 litre oak casks.

Grape Blend

80%

Sangiovese

15%

Canaiolo

5%

Syrah

Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2013

Size

0.75L

ABV

13%

Grape

Canaiolo, Sangiovese, Syrah

Closure

Cork

£23.70

Out of stock

Press Quotes & Awards

With enticing aromas of cherries and raspberries with a light dusting of spice and just a hint of herbs, this 2013 springs to life on the palate, rippling with juicy vibrancy and lingering in a long, flavoursome finish. Not overly tannic (unlike some of today’s top Tuscans), it doesn’t necessarily have to matched with red meat to shine. Roast chicken, turkey, pheasant or vegetable dishes based around mushrooms, tomatoes or cheese will also flatter this finely crafted treat.

Mary Dowey, Thegloss.ie, Nov 2016

The 2013 Chianti Classico wears oversized aromas of dark fruit and cherry that suit the wine very nicely. This is an outwardly generous and beautifully intense wine that mirrors all the high qualities of this celebrated vintage. Red fruit notes of cherry and cassis are woven within a greater context that sees crushed mineral and spice. 91 points

Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, “Chianti Classico: The Making of a Dream Team”, ERobertParker.com, 30 October 2015

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