The immense power of the wine rumbles and trembles in the glass.
About the Wine
The "Super Tuscan" has been one of the most polarising developments in the world of wine. While Australians are accustomed to seeing a broad variety of grapes grown even within one region, things are not so simple in many European, "Old World" countries. The term "Super Tuscan" refers to a red wine made in Tuscany that contains non-indigenous grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah.
Castello dei Rampolla's approach to the D'Alceo has changed over the years; they now use less new oak in an attempt to shine the spotlight on the fruit. It's a big, bold and utterly captivating wine that will continue to develop marvellously in bottle for many years.
About Castello Dei Rampolla
Castello dei Rampolla is a 100-acre estate in Santa Lucia in Faulle, in the valley of the “Conca d’Oro”, south of Panzano in Chianti. According to Christian and Orthodox tradition it bears the name of a Saint who came there around the time of the winter solstice, so as to bring light and life to the Earth.
It has been owned by the Di Napoli Rampolla family since the beginning of the 18th century. They have cultivated their vineyards biodynamically since 1994 and strive to produce great wines that reflect the philosophy of the winery and the place they come from.