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    Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2010
    Sangiovese - Tuscany, Italy

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    • D96
    • WE96
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 96 Wine Enthusiast, 96 Decanter, 91 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Tuscany, Italy

    Varietal: Sangiovese

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

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    • 16%

    Item no. 122437

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The grapes are grown on the Isole o Olena estate which covers 290 hectares in the heart of the Chianti Classico hills between Florence and Siena, of which 49 are planted with vines and 42 are in production. The vineyards are approximately 400 meters above sea level and face south west. It's an elegant and balanced Chianti Classico that is medium bodied, with ripe cherry fruits and spice. Cedar notes are present on the nose and pallet. It is very focused and pretty with fresh acidity and firm tannins. The must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel thanks with approximately 15 days maceration. During fermentation, pumping takes place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels and 4000 liter casks where it matures for about one year. It is then bottled and released after 3-4 months.

    Critical Acclaim:

    This stunning Chianti Classico has an intense perfume of violet, rose and iris accented with scents of truffle and forest berry. The wildly delicious palate presents a core of juicy cherry layered with sweet pipe tobacco, mint and spice with a hint of well-integrated oak. It has great energy, with vibrant acidity and bracing but refined tannins. Drink 2016–2025.
    Editors' Choice

    96 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Dark fruit and pressed flowers on the nose. Tight, young and grippy palate with racy plum and cherry fruit, touches of pepper and an aromatic, herby finish. A wine of depth and fascinating complexity.

    96 Points
    Decanter

    Good ruby-red. Lovely floral aromas of plum, redcurrant, sweet spices and violet. Sweet, lush and round, with a slightly high-toned quality that adds appeal to the red fruit flavors. Finishes broad and long, with ripe tannins.

    91 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    Bk2014 (10/15/2014)
    very good, wish I could find some more. Cherry, Strawberries & a bit of spice yet smooth finish
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    bruce w (9/13/2013)

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