Sammarco is quite possibly the single greatest value in high-end Italian wine. Don't miss it.
About The Wine
The first vintage of Sammarco was 1980, at the very start of the movement that brought us Tignanello & Solaia and, later, Sassicaia. Tuscany embraced international varieties and produced wines that attracted worldwide acclaim and changed the Italian wine landscape forever.
Like many 'Super Tuscans' Rampolla's Sammarco is a Cabernet dominant wine with a little Merlot and Sangiovese in the blend, however, unlike most, the vinification and aging are in concrete and primarily neutral wood. Far from being an oaky blockbuster this is the best the style has to offer, flowers, fruit, spice, earth, tobacco, and cedar all intermingle, and the balance is just beautiful. Energetic and driven this is top flight, exceptional value, and not to be missed by lovers of Italian reds.
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.