Isole E Olena - Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata 2013 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
This estate, run by Paolo de Marchi, is yet another that has seen a dramatic rise in quality over the last few decades. Paolo's family, originally from Piedmont, purchased the estate in the 1960s. His attention to detail in both the vineyard and the winery was the driving force that turned quality around. Experience working a vintage or two in California helped, but no doubt the input received from oenological consultant Donato Lanati has also been of significance.
The wines have Cepparello at their head, a barrique-aged Sangiovese classified as an IGT - because at the time of its creation in the 1980s a wine comprising 100% Sangiovese could not legally be labelled as Chianti. There is a Chianti Classico and a Vin Santo, as well as some excellent wines from the Collezione de Marchi label, including a Syrah called Eremo, a Cabernet Sauvignon and a Chardonnay.
|Manufacturer||Isole E Olena|
|Ageing and Fining||In barriques for 24 months and aged in bottles for 3 months|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Dark ruby color, almost impenetrable|
|Aroma||Perfume nose is deep and punchy pink, blacks overripe fruit, plum, mentholated tobacco and roasted coffee|
|Aroma||balsamic, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt|
|Taste||Powerful and full-bodied, with a solid tannic frame, reveals memories plants and animals, cinchona and liquorice that are accentuated in the final|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Matching||Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat, Kill, Game, Cured cheeses|
|Ideal with||Meat Red, Cured cheeses|