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Isole e Olena Chianti Classico

2015 | Italy | Tuscany 750 ml | 14.00 %
  • Tastes like
  • Berry
  • Citrus
  • Good with
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Spicy
  • Its also
  • 90+
  • Product details


    Isole e Olena is one of the most prominent producers in the Chianti region of Italy. The estate lies in the heart of the region, within the boundaries of “Chianti Classico DOCG”. It was formed from the purchase and consolidation of two neighboring properties – Isole and Olena – by the De Marchi family in the 1950s. They are credited with helping revive the quality of Chianti in the 1970s.

    Alluring aromas of wild berry, sunbaked soil, hazelnut and truffle, with leather and eucalyptus. The palate is savoury and full of finesse, delivering juicy cherry, blackcurrant, clove and tobacco aongside a tangy citrus note. Polished tannins and remarkable freshness give balance and structure.
    Rated 95/100 by Wine Enthusiast, 92/100 by Robert Parker and Wine Spectator.

    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.