Wine Isole e Olena, "Collezione De Marchi" Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana IGT, 2014
Cabernet Sauvignon: 100%
Vintages and volumes
The wine is dark ruby color.
The wine has a powerful, complex, soft and slightly sweet flavor, which the magnificent colors of dark berries and hints of spices underlined, mint, licorice and fresh cut flowers. Ripe tannins perfectly balanced with acidity, and incredibly long, dense and powerful aftertaste surprised berry notes, hints of smoke, rosemary, dried herbs and anise.
The distinctive aroma of wine charms notes of dark berries, particularly pronounced among currant and spicy intonations, supplemented nuances of cedar, graphite and menthol.
Wine suitable for red meat, stews, game, steak, sausage, ripe cheese, vegetable soups and risottos.
"Collezione De Marchi" Cabernet Sauvignon - monosepazhnoe, unusual for a Tuscan wine. A total of 5 ha of 49 years, belonging to the estate Isole e Olena, planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. Vineyards have southwestern exposure and located on the western border of the Chianti Classico zone, at an altitude of 350-400 meters above sea level. Age of vines is 20-40 years. The grapes are harvested in the second half of October. Fermentation on skins for 4 weeks. During this time, two times a day and hold delestazh wort pumping. Delestazh (overflow wine from the fermentation tank to empty, located below, followed by a return of the wort to the fermentation tank through the top) - a method of extraction in the fermentation process, which allows to obtain a wine with a rich color and soft tannins. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is poured into barrels of French and American oak. The wine is aged 24 months in them. Two years after bottling the wine is sold. The wine has a good potential for development and storage for 15 years.
"Collezioni De Marchi" Cabernet Sauvignon wine critic in the opinion of "Wine Spectator" is "the best Cabernet Sauvignon, made in Tuscany".
Vintage 2006 - a great Cabernet Sauvignon, which notes of spices, mint and liquorice lend complexity dominant fruity tones, creating a stunningly deep and rich taste.
Winery "Isole e Olena" appeared in 1950, when two neighboring estates Isola and Olena were bought and merged aristocratic family De Marchi. The history of both estates has hundreds of years. The earliest written reference to the village of Isola found in the XII century, when viticulture infancy in this region. After buying the names of the owners were broken new vineyards and cellars expanded. Manor "Isole e Olena" is located in the western part of the Chianti Classico region, north of the village of Castellina. 49 hectares of vineyards spread at an altitude of 350-450 meters above sea level, mainly on rocky and clay-calcareous soils. Near the vineyards grow old olive trees of the crop from which the magnificent olive oil "Isole e Olena". Since 1976, the estate managed by Paolo De Marchi - experienced in the fourth generation winemaker who knows all the tricks and processes. Paolo received his degree at the University of Turin enologist, within six months on probation in California, studying the development of wine culture there. In the early 1980s worked in the Experimental Institute of Enology of Asti in Piedmont. De Marchi set a goal - to bring the winery "Isole e Olena" at a high level and take a leading position in the wine region of Chianti. Under the leadership of Paolo were upgraded cellars, vineyards planted with new sites constantly being experiments on the selection of varieties and clones, each site suitable terroir.
Paolo - a leading expert on Sangiovese, many years studying its characteristics, currently advises colleagues around the world and cooperates with the faculties of oenology universities in Italy, Germany, France and California. Paolo constantly traveling the world and monitors new technologies and approaches. Gradually reducing the percentage of white grapes in the composition of Chianti Classico wines, Paolo managed to get a full-bodied wine with good potential storage instead of traditional light, young and sour Chianti. During experiments with Sangiovese in 1980 was created the famous wine Supertuscan "Cepparello", noted critics of the high points. The winery also produced monosepazhnye wines from international grape varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay), combined in a series of "Collezione De Marchi". "Isole e Olena" produces one of the best sweet dessert wine "Vin Santo", using a rather complicated traditional technology .
In 2003, the farm was built a new winery, perfect in technical and architectural terms. Currently, Paolo De Marchi with his eldest son Luca is another farm and produces wines in the old family estate "Proprieta Sperino" in Piedmont.