Collezione Privata Chardonnay 2016

Isole e Olena

Collezione Privata Chardonnay
2016

$66.25

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13798672
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Country
Italy
Region
Tuscany
Regulated designation
Indicazione geografica protetta (IGP)
Appellation
Toscana
Varietal(s)
Chardonnay 100 %
Color
White
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Winery's website

About this winery

The name “Isole e Olena” was conceived in the 1950’s when two adjoining estates, “Isole” and “Olena” were purchased by the De Marchi family and were combined to form one. They are located at an altitude of 400 m above sea level and receives an average of 900mm of rainfall annually. The soil is a mixture of limestone, clay slates and sandstone, which allows sufficient drainage in times of heavy rains and the retention of moisture in times of drought.

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Tasting notes

Light gold in colour, the 2016 Chardonnay is aromatic on the nose, with spicy, buttery perfumes. On the palate it balances ripe, buttery fruit with a hint of spice from the oak ageing and a long, slightly lemony finish.

Winemaking notes

After fermentation, the wine remained on the lees in 1/3 new oak barrels for 10 months (up to 12 months depending on the vintage). During the first six months the wine was stirred occasionally, in the Burgundian style to give more texture and complexity to the wine.

Press reviews

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- 93 points-

Monica Larner, October 2018

The Isole e Olena 2016 Chardonnay Collezione Privata is a solid and tight expression that should hold steady over the course of the next decade. The bouquet is redolent of apricot, tropical fruit, honey and toasted pine nut. You are also treated to a pure note of flinty minerality that always comes through in this wine. This Chardonnay requires a few extra years of bottle aging before it reaches its optimal drinking phase. (...)

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