Castello dei Rampolla - "Vigna d'Alceo" 1997

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Castello dei Rampolla

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Castello dei Rampolla - "Vigna d'Alceo" 1997

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"Requires decanting. Maybe an hour and then it develops and balances into something really special.
Very dark in colour still. Beautifull nose, long , deep and stays with the wine for ever. Really such a beautifull nose. On the palate is still vibrant yet balanced, elegant and very well made. A touch over ripe maybe but overall an amazing wine. It has a long way to go too. 94-96 with lots of potential. Drink now but will last 10yrs easily."

Located in the heart of Chianti, the estate first made its name with the Sammarco, a Super Tuscan. The founder of Castello dei Rampolla, Alceo di Napoli Rampolla, was the foremost advocate of Cabernet Sauvignon in Tuscany. He endured a lot of criticism for advocating the synergy between the Panzano area of Chianti and Cabernet, but his position was vindicated with Sammarco, a wine comprised of predominately Cabernet Sauvignon. Paying homage to Alceo and his passion, the di Napoli introduced the Vigna d'Alceo (which means Alceo’s Vineyard).

While the Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco has become part of the Super-Tuscan establishment along the line of Ornellaia, Sassicaia and Solaia, the d’Alceo’s intense marriage of opulence and power has given it cult status, placing it in the realm of Masseto (100% Merlot produced by Ornellaia and cost much more than Ornellaia) and Messorio. No other in its class achieves such a stunning and provocative expression — delivering a lush density that belies the wine’s intricate and profoundly serious structure. The 2007 d’Alceo, arguably one of the finest d’Alceo to date, is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot. This is an exquisite, elegant wine that combines the potent, power-hungry nature of cult Cabernets, with a sleek and spicy dimension made possible with the addition of Petit Verdot — giving it a character that pure Cabernets simply cannot capture.

Producent Castello dei Rampolla
Jaar 1997
Appellation Tuscany
Climat Nee
Flesgrootte 0,75 L
Aantal flessen 1
Conditie Nee
Waardering Nee