Isole e Olena Chianti Classico 2019 - MAGNUM 1.5LRegular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
It is not enough to say that Isole e Olena is held to the highest regard and winemaker Paolo de Marchi has an unquestionable vision. Fourth generation winemaker Paolo De Marchi studied Agriculture at the University of Turin and worked harvests in California and France before returning to the family estate in 1976. He found much need for improvement and modernization in the Chianti Classico region. Paolo discovered a way to balance tradition with innovation by planting international varieties. Isole e Olena is named for the formation of the two estates that were purchased by the De Marchi family in the 1950s. He's earned a reputation as “Mr. Sangiovese” and also the “Dean of Chianti.” He sold the estate and completed his last vintage for Isole e Olena in 2022 after 50 years.
The Isole release of the 2016 vintages is held in high regard by many esteemed peers, including Antonio Galloni and Jancis Robinson. This in purely Sangiovese, a return to classic Chianti Classico winemaking.