ISOLE E OLENA Chianti Classico 2016/17 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Chianti | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
The name 'Isole e Olena' came about in the 1950s when two adjoining estates, 'Isole' and 'Olena', were purchased by the De Marchi family and combined to form one. The history of both estates dates back many hundreds of years, and the earliest documentation of the village of Olena goes as far back as the 12th century. During the 1950s, the De Marchi family planted specialised vineyards and expanded the cellars. Today, the estate is run by Paolo De Marchi and his wife Marta. Paolo comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern part of Piemonte and his older son, Luca, now runs the family estate there, Proprietà Sperino. Tasting: A deep crimson red colour. Typical sour cherry and red fruit character with bramble notes. The palate has a supple, lithe character full of perfumed fruit and is given depth by a mineral vein. Structure comes from the taut acidity and tannin structure.
Leaner cuts, such as sirloin or fillet which are usually served rare to medium, can lack the richness of flavour that comes from marbling so the so the best wines to choose are medium-bodied, dry reds with higher acidity (like Pinot Noir from California, Chianti or even Cabernet Franc) that won’t overpower its flavour and it’s acidity will help to cut through the texture of the meat. This Chianti Classico would be a fantastic match here.