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Isole e Olena Vin Santo

2008 | Italy | Tuscany 350 ml | 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Smoky wood
  • Cherry
  • Spicy
  • Good with
  • Lamb
  • Pork
  • Duck
  • Its also
  • 90+
  • Product details


    The Chianti Classico wine region located in Tuscany, Italy, is known for producing premium quality wines. The Isole E Olena brand is no exception to this rule. It is a well-respected and reputed name in this region, which makes wines from grapes grown in independent vineyards around this region. The De Marchi family established this wine label in the 1950s by combining the estates of Isole and Olena. Ever since there has been no looking back for the brand. Vinsanto is considered as one of the best dessert wines in Italy. It is because the grapes are cultivated, harvested and vinified with a lot of care and passion. After the grapes are allowed to wither into raisins and carefully pressed, they again undergo barrel fermentation and ageing process of up to 4 years before they are bottled!

    Variety Description


    Sangiovese is a red Italian wine grape variety, most famous as the only component of Brunello di Montalcino and Rosso di Montalcino and the main component of the blend Chianti, Carmignano, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Morellino di Scansano. Sangiovese often has a flavor profile of sour red cherries with earthy aromas and tea leaf notes. Wines made from Sangiovese usually have medium-plus tannins and high acidity.

    Country Description


    Italy is home to some of the oldest wine-producing regions in the world, and Italian wines are known worldwide for their broad variety. Italy, closely followed by France, is the world’s largest wine producer by volume. Italy's Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MIPAAF), has documented over 350 grapes and granted them "authorized" status. There are more than 500 other documented varieties in circulation as well. Some of the more famous grapes include Pinot Grigio, Trebbiano, Garganega, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese and Corvina. Grapes are grown all the way from Peidmont and Veneto in north, through Tuscany all the way including Sicily in the south.The three most iconic Italian wines are Barolo, Barbaresco, and Brunello di Montalcino.

    Region Description


    Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany has thirty-three Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and nine Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG). In the 1970s a new class of wines known in the trade as "Super Tuscans" emerged. These wines were made outside DOC/DOCG regulations but were considered of high quality and commanded high prices. More than 80% of the regions' production is in red wine.