Isole e Olena 'Cepparello' Toscana IGT
Toscana IGT, Tuscany
Intense and bright ruby in color. On the nose a complex bouquet ranging from floral to wild berries with hints of spice. The palate is characterized by red cherries, earthy with a depth of complex savory acidity and soft tannins.
A mild and relatively dry winter and early spring allowed for regular budding. Some rains during the second half of spring prepared the terrain for a classic summer with little rain and characterized by regular, warm temperatures with very few extreme peaks. Bunches were in excellent health which resulted in a generous yield, both in terms of quality and quantity.
AGING: Approximately 18 months in 225L French barrels (30% new)
Each year, Cepparello is produced with a selection of grapes from the best and oldest estate vineyards, located on the Isole e Olena property in the north-western part of Chianti Classico.
SOIL: Mostly galestro(rocky schist & clay)
ELEVATION: 400–480 meters(1,312–1,574 feet) above sea level
- Older vineyards: 3,000 vines/hectare (1,215 vines/acre)
- New Vineyards: 6,500–7,350 vines/hectare (2,632–2,976 vines/acre)
EXPOSURE: South, South-West
VINE AGE: 13–55 years old
TRAINING: Spur-pruned cordon and guyot