CASTELLO DEI RAMPOLLA D'Alcero 2017

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3479639
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100 points “The 2017 D'Alceo possesses mind-blowing intensity and pedigree to burn. Rich ample and explosive the 2017 is magnificently impressive right out of the gate. Lavender rose petal spice kirsch mint and violet lead into a core of inky dark blue/purplish berry fruit. Soft contours and suave silky tannins give the 2017 so much immediacy but there is plenty of cellaring potential too. In a word: epic.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media

The “epic” Vigna d’Alceo is a true Tuscan icon and with that perfect score from one of the world’s leading critics the 2017 vintage deserves a space in any serious wine collection.

The di Napoli family has owned Castello dei Rampolla in Panzano for almost 300 years. In the mid-1960s Alceo di Napoli Rampolla had a dream to create wine. With a little help from the legendary oenologist Giacomo Tachis a titan of the fine wine world he made that dream a reality.

With a prime location in the famous Conca d’Oro or ‘golden basin’ – Rampolla’s illustrious neighbours include Fontodi Cafaggio La Massa L’Orcio Le Cinciole and Gagliole’s Valletta estate – success was inevitable. All their grapes are grown in Greve one of the original five townships for Chianti. In the early-1990s Castello dei Rampolla converted to the fashionable practice of biodynamics which took their wines to a whole new level of terroir expression. 

After visiting to taste the latest vintages Antonio Galloni said “Castello dei Rampolla has been one of Tuscany’s leading estates for more than four decades… The Rampolla wines are world class… I tasted the wines twice just to make sure my enthusiasm was not more a reflection of being in Chianti Classico after two years [because of the Covid-19 pandemic]. It wasn’t. The wines are off the charts.”

The soils in this area of Chianti are gravelly not dissimilar to Graves in Bordeaux. So the pioneering Castello dei Rampolla was one of the first Chianti Classico estates to plant Cabernet Sauvignon. Vigna d’Alceo is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. 2017 was a hot and dry vintage resulting in a super-concentrated fruit. Inky and intense it displays notes of blackberry syrup crème de cassis ripe red fruits cherry liqueur chocolate smoky tar pine resin cigar espresso liquorice and herbes de Provence. This full-bodied red has unbridled power but with the sleek elegance of a thoroughbred. Not to be missed.


SKU No.: 3479639

Style No.: 889924

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon,Petit Verdot
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

100 points “The 2017 D'Alceo possesses mind-blowing intensity and pedigree to burn. Rich ample and explosive the 2017 is magnificently impressive right out of the gate. Lavender rose petal spice kirsch mint and violet lead into a core of inky dark blue/purplish berry fruit. Soft contours and suave silky tannins give the 2017 so much immediacy but there is plenty of cellaring potential too. In a word: epic.” – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media

The “epic” Vigna d’Alceo is a true Tuscan icon and with that perfect score from one of the world’s leading critics the 2017 vintage deserves a space in any serious wine collection.

The di Napoli family has owned Castello dei Rampolla in Panzano for almost 300 years. In the mid-1960s Alceo di Napoli Rampolla had a dream to create wine. With a little help from the legendary oenologist Giacomo Tachis a titan of the fine wine world he made that dream a reality.

With a prime location in the famous Conca d’Oro or ‘golden basin’ – Rampolla’s illustrious neighbours include Fontodi Cafaggio La Massa L’Orcio Le Cinciole and Gagliole’s Valletta estate – success was inevitable. All their grapes are grown in Greve one of the original five townships for Chianti. In the early-1990s Castello dei Rampolla converted to the fashionable practice of biodynamics which took their wines to a whole new level of terroir expression. 

After visiting to taste the latest vintages Antonio Galloni said “Castello dei Rampolla has been one of Tuscany’s leading estates for more than four decades… The Rampolla wines are world class… I tasted the wines twice just to make sure my enthusiasm was not more a reflection of being in Chianti Classico after two years [because of the Covid-19 pandemic]. It wasn’t. The wines are off the charts.”

The soils in this area of Chianti are gravelly not dissimilar to Graves in Bordeaux. So the pioneering Castello dei Rampolla was one of the first Chianti Classico estates to plant Cabernet Sauvignon. Vigna d’Alceo is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. 2017 was a hot and dry vintage resulting in a super-concentrated fruit. Inky and intense it displays notes of blackberry syrup crème de cassis ripe red fruits cherry liqueur chocolate smoky tar pine resin cigar espresso liquorice and herbes de Provence. This full-bodied red has unbridled power but with the sleek elegance of a thoroughbred. Not to be missed.


SKU No.: 3479639

Style No.: 889924

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon,Petit Verdot
Closure: Cork
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%
Volume: 750ml
Allergens: Sulphites

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