2017 Isole e Olena Cepparello

Highly Rated
An icon Italian red - one of the first great 100% Sangiovese wines from Tuscany. Focused, polished and pure, a wine of great enjoyment.

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Cepparello is milestone wine in Italian vinous history. Conceived by Paolo Di Marchi in the late 1970s, and initial vintage coming from 1980, this was the first major Chianti wine to be 100% Sangiovese. So of course it couldn't be called Chianti and it still isn't! It's Toscana IGT.

The Sangiovese comes from vineyards in the northern part of Chianti Classico, and is aged in french oak for almost two years. It is fresh, bright, quite polished wine, not a rustic, raffia-clad Chianti of old.

Finesse and grace in Sangiovese is what they aim for. It is full-bodied and concentrated but velvet to the touch and with a lovely flow and rhythm. Great for the cellar of course but entirely enjoyable right now.

Di Marchi is one of the regions kings of the Sangiovese grape, at a time when Chianti was a blended wine it was he that stepped out to produce wines that were 100% Sangiovese. The wine, the true embodiment of the word Super Tuscan is the Cepparello IGT which has gone on to become an iconic wine and a benchmark for the Chianti region.

97 Points - " The 2017 Cepparello is another in a series of stunningly beautiful Cepparellos from Paolo de Marchi. Bright and beautifully focused in the glass, with tremendous depth, the 2017 is positively stellar from the very first taste. Succulent dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice, menthol and coffee all open up with a bit of air. Here, too, Paolo De Marchi has done a tremendous job in preserving freshness in the wine. Readers who can muster the patience will be rewarded with a spectacular wine." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous.com)

95 Points - "A beautifully linear and refined sangiovese with polished tannins and super tight fruit. Yet, it shows subtle complexity of blackberries, black cherries and dark chocolate. Some hazelnuts. Intense, vibrant finish with a creamy texture. Extremely well done for this hot, dry vintage. Drink after 2023." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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