Isole e Olena 2019 Chianti Classico DOCG

Isole e Olena 2019 Chianti Classico DOCG

Item Number: 16208

UPC: 8-032049119025

Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2019
Grape(s): 82% Sangiovese / 15% Canaiolo / 3% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Soil Type: Rocks and clay
Elevation: 1,310 feet

Terroir Notes: The estate is located at 1,310 feet elevation on the west side of Chianti, facing the sea. The breeze from the sea makes the estate quite windy and cools it during the summer heat. Therefore, the Chianti Classico from Isole e Olena seems to always maintain a freshness even in the hottest years. They clay and rocky soil also retains water well, which helps the vines can combat the hot Chianti summers.

Vinification Notes: Grapes are manually harvested. The must ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 12 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pump overs takes place twice a day. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into 225-liter barrels, 4,000-liter casks, and 2,700-liter casks where it matures for about a year. It is then bottled and released after 3-4 month.


  • Vinous
    Rating: (89-90) (9/21/2021)

    I tasted the 2019 Chianti Classico from a pre-bottling core blend. Supple and racy, the 2019 hints at the greater textural richness and suave tannins found in the Cepparello. Spice, mint, dried cherry and herbs add pretty shades of nuance.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (2/9/2023)

    A very classy wine, the 2019 Chianti Classico is 83% Sangiovese with the rest of the blend going to Canaiolo and other complementary varieties. This pretty entry-level red shows great silkiness and a nuanced bouquet with wild berry, crushed stone, licorice and wildflower. It ages in large oak casks for 12 months to help integrate those flavors. With an abundant 160,000 bottles made, this is a highly recommended value buy.