Isole e Olena, 2016 Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy (375ml - half bottle)
The name ‘Isole e Olena’ came about in the 1950s when the De Marchi family purchased and combined two adjoining estates, ‘Isole’ and ‘Olena’, each of which dated back hundreds of years. The estate is located in the heart of the Chianti Classico region at the midway point between Siena and Florence.
Winemaker: Paolo De Marchi
Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo, 5% Syrah
Terroir: Limestone, clay, slate and sandstone at 400m above sea level.
Vinification: Estate-grown, hand-harvested grapes are fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 15 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pumping-over takes place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4,000 liter casks where it matures for about one year.