Isole e Olena, Syrah “Collezione de Marchi“

Isole e Olena

2015

Intense and concentrated, this wine shows classic pepper and spice aromas. It is big and rich on the palate with excellent length.

“I don’t believe in making wine to a formula which we recreate each year”, says Paolo as we sit down to taste the range of his wines from Isole e Olena. “A great wine comes from the combination of everything that goes into making wine”. Paolo de Marchi

"The 2015 Syrah is off the charts gorgeous. Deep, plush and varietally expressive, the 2015 possesses tremendous character and personality. Inky red/purplish berry fruit, mint, new oak lavender, spice and licorice notes burst out of the glass in an exuberant, potent Syrah endowed with superb richness and textural resonance. The 2015 somehow manages to capture varietal expression, a distinctly Chianti Classico-drenched expression of structure and the natural richness of the vintage. Exceptionally beautiful, sensual and inviting, the 2015 is a masterpiece from Paolo De Marchi" Antoni Galloni, Vinous.com 97 points

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Tuscany

Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany contains a number of very fine DOC and DOCG appellations within its geographical borders, and is also home to the Super Tuscans. By far the most relevant Tuscan appellation is Chianti Classico, where some incredible wines that compete at the highest level are produced. Many of these amazing Chiantis will age for over twenty years. Chianti shares Tuscany with Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, both of which produce wines of great quality. Brunello is a local variety of the Sangiovese grape. The warm temperatures coming off the coast, combined with the cool breezes from the hills, create a multitude of microclimates.

DOCG and DOC

IGT: Toscana; Colli della Toscana Centrale; Vermentino di Toscana

DOC: Barco Reale di Carmignano; Bolgheri; Chianti; Elba; Maremma Toscana; Rosso di Montalcino; Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC;Vin Santo del Chianti; Vin Santo del Carmignano

DOCG:Brunello di Montalcino; Chianti Classico; Chianti Classico Riserva; Carmignano; Morellino di Scansano; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Tuscany accounts for over thirty DOC and half a dozen of DOCG wines. In addition to the great, well-known and appreciated reds, the local production includes a few distinguishable whites, the most notable among them being, without doubt, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Other delicious whites include the Bianco d'Elba, Bianco di Bolgheri, Vermentino and Bianco di Pitigliano.

Grape varieties

One of the most well known is Sangiovese the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello, hence the name Brunello di Montalcino; in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano it is locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. Chianti, famed the world over, also features Sangiovese, as well as permitting the addition of small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, and international gems Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.