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Chianti Classico, Isole e Olena 2020
Classic Chianti Classico from Paolo de Marchi's outstanding estate. This great sangiovese has complexity and a guarded power which benefits from decanting allowing the perfume of wild strawberry and spice to develop.
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- Red Wine
- Now to 2030
- 14% Alcohol
- oak used but not v. noticeable
- Cork, natural
Isole e Olena
Isole e Olena are two tiny hamlets whose vineyards, tended by sharecroppers for an absent landlord until the 1950s, were bought by the Piedmontese de Marchi family. The de Marchis planted new specialised vineyards and the estate has long been run with care, originality and flair by Paolo de Marchi, who has always been at the forefront in improving the quality of his vineyard by careful mixed clone selection, closer planting and training. Above all he wishes his sangiovese wines to be a pure expression of the grape and of its location on the western edge of Chianti Classico. More recently he and his son Luca have revitalised old family vineyards in northern Piedmont at Lessona.