Paolo De Marchi’s estate is located on the western grade of the Chianti Classico plateau; the trees are privy to limestone soils and a cooler, windy exposure. He has 2,500 trees. 1,500 are 35 years old. The rest are 150+ years old and were regrown from their roots after a severe frost in 1985 decimated a high percentage of Chianti Classcio’s ancient trees. Paolo’s work in the wine world is like no other, his production of Sangoivese is legendary. Cepparello is one of Italy’s greatest wines. However, Paolo speaks of his olive trees with even more passion. He looks to make his oil from green olives so harvest is early in October. Olives are pressed into oil immediately after harvest, in less than two hours. See more
Isole e Olena 2016
500 ml - $32.71
Medium plus Fruit
Polyphenol count: 310 ppm
Harvest and Crush Date: October 10th, 2016
Blend of Frantoio, Moraiolo and Leccino olive varieties. 25 to 100 year-old trees grown at 400 to 450 meters above sea level. Full bodied Tuscan olive oil, flavors of green vegetable, basil and green banana fruit. Full-bodied mouth feel, bitter and spicy notes are moderate. See more
Pour over fresh pasta and grilled steak, or serve with grilled cibatta bread.