Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico 2019Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Sangiovese, Canaiolo, & Syrah
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. One of the first projects involved planting single vineyards of international varieties, such as Chardonnay and Syrah. With these steps, Paolo discovered a way to balance tradition with innovation. Isole e Olena is named for the formation of the two estates that were purchased by the De Marchi family in the 1950s. Over 43 years, he has earned a reputation as “Mr. Sangiovese” and also the “Dean of Chianti.” As of June 2022, Paolo sold Isole e Olena to the historic Biondi Santi producer located in Montalcino where he will stay involved as winemaker.
While Paolo de Marchi is known for his gift at making incredible Sangiovese, he blends the spicy Canaiolo and just a bit of Syrah into the blend for depth and grip. This wine is about finesse, bringing fruit and acidity together into a wonderfully balanced wine.