Isole e Olena, Vin Santo del Chianti Classico 2008Regular price $60.00 Save $-60.00
Variety: Malvasia and Trebbiano
bottle size: 375 ml
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. In 1980, he created his flagship wine, Cepparello, made from 100% Sangiovese. This wine has been classified as a “Super Tuscan”, as it violates the traditional Chianti Classico regulations of including a white variety in the blend. As a result of Paolo’s technique, this wine has set the standard for the pure Sangiovese movement.
This wine has a special method to make it. The freshly harvested Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes are left on straw mats to raisin or hung or dried by hanging on racks indoors. The style ranges from dry to sweet; this style is done sweet and pairs perfectly with biscotti.