Isole e Olena 'Cepparello' Toscana IGT

Toscana IGT, Tuscany

The name Cepparello is taken from a stream originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena estate. Cepparello is the embodiment of the unwavering dedication of Paolo De Marchi to quality, to the land, to Sangiovese, and a testament to his life's work.This Sangiovese was produced for the first time in 1980, becoming one of the first Super Tuscans.

Tasting Notes

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)

VARIETAL: Sangiovese
pH: 3.5
RS: 1g/L
TA: 5.51g/L

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

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