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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico DOCG

2017

In a Nutshell

Well-structured and beautiful.

Tasting Notes

This Chianti Classico is crimson in colour with typical sour cherry and 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 tannin structure.

Production Notes

Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks with 12 days of maceration, délestage (or 'rack and return') and pumping-over twice a day. De Marchi first experimented with the délestage method in 1996 and subsequently began using it for all red wines from the 1997 vintage. Maturation lasted one year and took place in 225 litre barrel (of which 5% was new oak) and 4,000 and 2700 litre oak casks. The wine is then bottled and released after three to four months of bottle aging.

Grape Blend

83%

Sangiovese

15%

Canaiolo

2%

Syrah

Detailed Information

Type

Red

Country

Italy

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2017

Size

0.75L

ABV

14%

Grape

Canaiolo, Sangiovese, Syrah

Closure

Cork

£26.00

2 in stock

Press Quotes & Awards

Mid crimson. Stony, saline nose of cherry fruit. Elegant, sappy sweet red fruit with a layer of powdery tannins. Its freshness is impressive for this torrid vintage. 17.5 points.

Walter Speller, The case for Chianti Classico 2018 and 2017, JancisRobinson.com, 27th April 2020

Mid ruby. A nose rich with spice but the fruit is very subdued and brooding. Gorgeous succulent fruit on the palate with bags of firm tannins. 17 points

Walter Speller, Chianti Classico 2017 – unexpected acidity JancisRobinson.com, 13th March 2019

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