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Paolo De Marchi has been running Isole e Olena since 1976 and has, over the years, become a leading expert on Sangiovese, travelling across the world talking and teaching about this grape variety. The winery, located just north of the village of Castellina, in the western part of Chianti Classic, compromises 45 hectares of vines planted on primarily galestro soil. The name Isole e Olena came about in the 1950s when the two adjoining estates Isole and Olena, were purchased by the De Marchi family. Both estates date back many hundreds of years. Cepparello, Isole e Olena’s flagship wine, was introduced in 1980 and served for a long time as the pioneer of the pure Sangiovese movement in Tuscany. Cherry-red in colour, its generous bouquet is fragrant and instantly filled with aromas of red cherries and candied peels but develops into warming sweet spices and wood. A medium-bodied wine, wonderfully complex and with a long-lasting finish.