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Isole e Olena,Coste della Sesia Rosso `Uvaggio`

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Region: Tuscany
Vintage: 2012
Grape Varieties:
Nebbiolo 70% Vespolina 15% Croatina 15% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 14%
Production Style: Organic
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
This splendid 10 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. It passed into the De Marchi family through their relative, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin in the 19th century. Paolo De Marchi is the winemaker and owner of top Chianti Classico estate Isole e Olena, and he inherited Proprietà Sperino from his grandfather. Since the 1970s, Paolo dreamt of revitalising the Sperino estate and in the last few years has realised his dream, together with his elder son, Luca.
Vibrant ruby red, this youthful wine has perfumes full of rich cherry and plum fruit. The lifted palate is packed with attractive juicy fruit and is given great texture by the supple, approachable tannins. The red fruit flavours linger and encourage you to pour another glass!

The Domaine
The name “Isole e Olena” was conceived in the 1950s when two adjoining estates, “Isole” and “Olena” were purchased by the De Marchi family and were combined to form one. The estate is located in the central part of Chianti Classico in the province of Tuscany. In the beginning of the 1950s the De Marchi family gradually began phasing out the sharecropping system, new specialized vineyards were planted and the wine cellars were expanded. Today the Isole e Olena estate is run by Paolo de Marchi and his family. Paolo, widely known as one of Italy’s finest winemakers, comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern section of Piedmont and in 1976 he began managing the estate with the goal of combining his technical training with the desire to firmly establish the winery as one of the forerunners in Chianti. At that time the cellars were modernized and experimental vineyard plots were planted. The traditional 4-grape Chianti Classico blend was gradually altered to decrease the quantity of white grapes until none at all were used. Thus the Isole e Olena Chianti evolved from being a light, young wine to the fuller-bodied wine of today.

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken.

Coste della Sesia Rosso `Uvaggio` Coste della Sesia Rosso `Uvaggio`
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