ISOLE E OLENA Chianti Isole 19
94 points “Owner Paolo di Marchi has not chased the current trend to increase the percentage of Sangiovese and continues to blend Canaiolo Nero and a small percentage of Syrah in his deliciously reliable Chianti Classico. Aromas reveal a warm stone flintiness along with baked Mediterranean herbs and scented purple flowers. Limpid and linear the palate builds with black plum rose and sweet earth. Full yet vivid it’s polished yet soulful with seductive truffle nuances to finish all held together with fine chalky tannins.” – Decanter
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate has described Isole e Olena’s Chianti Classico as “a terrific value buy from one of the best performing estates in the appellation.” The 2019 is made with roughly 80% Sangiovese that has been blended with Canaiolo and a small splash of Syrah from a mix of sandstone galestro and alberese soils. The wine is fresh and fruit forward with perfumed berry aromas forest floor Morello cherry black olive pepper and festive spices.
In February 2021 Decanter Magazine hailed the 2017 vintage of this red from Isola e Olena as one of their “12 must-try wines” from Chianti Classico. They scored the 2019 even higher! Silky smooth with a boatload of energy and a summery twist provided by notes of orange peel fresh peach and wild herbs. Definitely one to fill the cellar with.
SKU No.: 3937402
Style No.: 920607
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 14.5%