Isole e Olena (1.5 L) 2016 Chianti Classico DOCG
Item Number: 13017
Sub Region: Chianti Classico
Appellation/AVA: Chianti Classico DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 82% Sangiovese / 15% Canaiolo / 3% Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 1.5 L
Alc by Vol(%): 14
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.
Vintage Notes: 2016 saw a lot of rain in the spring months. Thus, the wine is lighter on the palate / more feminine than the previous vintage.
Vinification Notes: Grapes are manually harvested. The must is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with approximately 12 days maceration. During fermentation, delestage and pumping over 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.