The Chianti Classico of Isole and Olena opens with a bouquet of cherry, violet and undergrowth. The wine is produced with 82% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo and 3% Syrah. The grapes ferments in steel and the wine then matures in oak barrels for seven months. The result is a silky and full-bodied Chianti Classico, and the natural freshness of the wine gives way to black cherry, black currant and plum.
Isole e Olena is the jewel cellar of Paolo De Marchi in Barberino val d’Elsa.
The name of the company is due to the combination of the names of the two properties purchased in the middle of the last century by the De Marchi family (of Piedmontese origin) in Tuscany.
Paolo moved permanently to Isole and Olena in 1976. In those years, the company underwent a profound restructuring marked by quality and the idea of putting the territory in a position to express itself at its best.
Important results have rewarded and still reward the work of Paolo and his Sangiovese. Despite the 50 hectares of vineyards, the company is still a family business today and the results achieved make it one of the Chianti Classico wine heritage.