Isole e Olena sets the gold standard for 100% Sangiovese with its proprietary Cepparello IGT, and the 2019 is another MUST HAVE release from another excellent Tuscan vintage! Personally, Cepparello remains one of the most coveted gems in my cellar. One does need to wait a few years before it blooms into full glory, and then rest assured, it will continue to be as compelling and profound as any of your finest wines for years to come. Cepparello glorious track record is on par with legendary classics like San Guido’s Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Tignanello, or Solaia. Don’t miss this early opportunity to secure bottles now! Destined for stardom!
One of the icon wines of Tuscany, the Isole e Olena 2019 Cepparello is all Sangiovese crafted by the loving hands of a winemaking legend, the great Paolo De Marchi (who finalized the sale of his beloved estate when this wine hit the market). Indeed, this wine opens a discussion on the future of this celebrated IGT Toscana, a wine that followed a strict vision and style under De Marchi. It is elegant and rich with fine aromas of black and purple fruit. It ferments in oak and ages in French barrique for 20 months, with one-third new oak. – 97+ points, Wine Advocate