Isole e Olena, ‘Cepparello’

Italy | 2017

£82 a bottle

Isole e Olena, ‘Cepparello’ is a deeply coloured, rich, powerful yet elegant wine; an iconic example of Sangiovese. Cepparello is the wine made from a selection of the best grapes from the Isole e Olena Estate.


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Chianti Classico, Tuscany


The name ‘Isole e Olena’ came about in the 1950s when two adjoining estates, ‘Isole’ and ‘Olena’, were purchased by the De Marchi family and combined to form one. The history of both estates dates back many hundreds of years, and the earliest documentation of the village of Olena goes as far back as the 12th century. During the 1950s, the De Marchi family planted specialised vineyards and expanded the cellars. Today, the estate is run by Paolo De Marchi and his wife Marta. Paolo comes from a family with three generations of winemaking experience in the northern part of Piemonte and his older son, Luca, now runs the family estate there, Proprietà Sperino.

Grape Variety

100% Sangiovese

The grapes for Cepparello come from the best sites on the estates. Situated 400 metres above sea level, facing south-west, soils are primarily galestro, a schistous clay. The name Cepparello is taken from an old stream, Borro Cepparello, originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena estate.

Each vintage, Paolo De Marchi selects the best vines in order to make this wine. Cepparello show the best of Sangiovese: concentration, elegance and power. A full and rich wine with notes of dark cherries, spice, cherries, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Aged in French oak barrels.  A wine which will develop more complexity as it ages.

Food Match

Beef, lamb, poultry, cured meats.

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Grape Variety

Country of Origin


Chianti Classico, Tuscany


Full Bodied & Rich Reds


Vegetarian, Vegan

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Food Pairing

Cured Meat, Poultry, Red Meats, Roast Lamb


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