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Cepparello
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Fattoria Isole e Olena - Cepparello 2017

Italy
Red Wine from Tuscany · Italy
£84.95 £72.20
Case Rate: £72.20
Ex Tax: £60.17
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Wine Region: Tuscany
Wine Area: Chianti Classico
Winery: Fattoria Isole e Olena
Wine Maker: Paolo de Marchi
Grape: Sangiovese
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 97 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Tuscany
Wine Area: Chianti Classico
Winery: Fattoria Isole e Olena
Wine Maker: Paolo de Marchi
Grape: Sangiovese
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 15%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Cepparello is a powerful yet elegant wine as befits this outstanding vintage. Deeply coloured, with dark red fruit characters on the nose, well-integrated with fine-grained spicy perfumes from just enough oak, the intense nose gives way to a rich, generous palate and wonderful ripe structure.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2016) - 97 pts

The beautiful Isole e Olena 2016 Cepparello is a gorgeous and precise expression of Sangiovese. This is one of the icon wines of the vintage that shows a naked and transparent portrait of the grape on the one hand, with the complexity of the vintage and its territory on the other. Cepparello is like a crystal ball into the heart and soul of Sangiovese, Tuscany's mighty red grape. It is fermented in conical oak casks and later aged 20 months in 95% French and 5% American oak, of which only one-third is new wood. The wine delivers ample structure and contouring, with a firm and silky consistency at its core. Some 42,000 bottles were made. This wine should age over the better part of the next 20 years. Reviewed: Monica Larner


James Suckling (2016) - 95 pts

This is a beautiful Cepparello with transparency and verve; it opens with dark cherries, blackberries, citrus, cumin, Thai basil and eucalyptus. What really strikes you about this wine are not the first sensations of muscular tannin, nor the plush fruit suspended above darker spices — though they are all impressive — but the sudden dart of acidity on the long finish that appears seemingly from nowhere and keeps you coming back for more. Drink from 2023.