Isole e Olena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana IGT

Isole e Olena 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Toscana IGT

Item Number: 9922

UPC: 8-032049613028

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Tuscany
Appellation/AVA: Toscana IGT
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2013
Grape(s): 90% Cabernet Sauvignon / 8% Cabernet Franc / 2% Petit Verdot and Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Elevation: 350-400 meters asl

History: In 1984, the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted at Isole e Olena. The Cabernet Sauvignon was grafted over old Canaiolo. The resulting wine was quite encouraging, so another 4 hectares were planted. Today, a total of 5 hectares are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon on the Isole e Olena estate.

Vinification: The must macerated on the skins for fours weeks. During this time, delestage and pumping over took place twice a day. After the malolactic fermentation was complete, the wine was racked to barrel. 100% of the wine aged in oak; 40% of the wine aged new oak (French and 2% American). Aging in barrel lasted for 24 months.

Tasting Notes: The Isole e Olena Cabernet Sauvignon shows pure berry and black currant fruit flavors on the palate. The wine is focused with layered expressions of blackberry fruit, vanilla, and minerals. It is savory in flavor, velvety in texture with firm yet supple tannin and a slight cedar spice on the finish.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 96 (1/4/2018)

    The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Collezione Privata is superb. A delicate, nuanced wine in this vintage, the Cabernet Sauvignon speaks in hushed tones. Silky tannins and highly expressive aromatics add to an impression of total finesse. In many vintages, the Cabernet can be quite big, but not in 2013. This is a brilliant showing from Isole and proprietor Paolo De Marchi.