Isole e Olena is situated in the western part of Chianti Classico, just north of the village of Castellina. Because the western flank of Chianti is open to breezes from the sea, this is a much cooler part of the zone, resulting in wines that are lighter but more scented and elegant than many others. `Cepparello’ is Paolo De Marchi`s flagship wine, made solely from Sangiovese. The name is taken from an old stream, Borro Cepparello, originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena`s 50 hectare estate.
“The 2018 Cepparello is a brilliant, tightly wound wine that is going to need a number of years to unwind. Today I very much like its energy and vibrancy. Readers will find a Cepparello that is more about persistence than volume. Dark red/purplish berry fruit, spice, lavender and menthol are laced into the silky finish.” Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, September 2021
We recommend drinking this from 2023-2045+