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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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.
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.