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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG

2014

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

2014

Size

0.75L

ABV

13.5%

Grape

Canaiolo, Sangiovese, Syrah

Closure

Cork

£23.70

Press Quotes & Awards

Mid ruby with orange tinges. Lifted, peppery, cool and sweet raspberry nose with a savoury edge. Fine, grainy, clinging tannins woven into fine raspberry fruit. Gorgeous balance. Fine yet light. 17 points

Walter Speller, “Groundhog Day – new Chianti Classico releases”, JancisRobinson.com, 28 March 2017

Intense and tangy cherry fruit. A real beauty of pure, lively fruit but not in the least simple, with that tangy Sangiovese zest on the finish. Delicious and quite gentle but not light. 16.5 points

Julia Harding MW, ” At Liberty in Tuscany”, JancisRobinson.com, 18 October 2016

A tangy and fresh red with plum, dried lemon and berry character. Medium body, bright fruit and a fruity finish. 91 points

James Suckling, “Tasting Report: Chianti’s Diverse Reality in 2016”, jamessuckling.com, 22 August 2016

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