2006 Gran Selezione, Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico

Initially a sceptic of the Gran Selezione classification, Paolo has waited until now to release a wine that he believes is truly worthy of the higher status. With only a tiny production (1,200 bottles released worldwide) we are honoured to have been offered a small allocation. Paolo combines Sangiovese with Cabernet Franc (12%) and Syrah (8%) to show the ‘elegance and drinkability of Chianti with the structure of a Super Tuscan’. Tasted earlier this year, the wine was simply outstanding.

Critic score
97/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
Report
3 available
£361.48
Bottle
From a client
Report
2 available
£384.28
Bottle
From a client
Report
3 available
£384.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Chianti Classico (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Grape
    80% Sangiovese/Brunello
    12% Cabernet Franc
    8% Shiraz/Syrah
  • Maturity
    Ready 2016 - 2030
  • Colour
    Red
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (Gran Selezione)
2006 Gran Selezione, Isole e Olena, Chianti Classico

TASTING NOTES

The wine shows gorgeous ripeness with brooding dark fruit, depth and extreme balance.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
97/100
Isole e Olena

The two estates of Isole and Olena are nestled in a wooded valley, in the heart of the Chianti Classico zone of Tuscany. These two historic wine-making properties were unified in the 1950s when they were bought by the de Marchi family from Piedmont, cementing a history that stretches back to the 12th century. Paolo de Marchi took the helm in 1976, and swiftly established it as one of the most dynamic and exciting estates in all of Italy. It’s an honour that still holds true today.

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