Located in central Chianti Classico in Tuscany, Isole e Olena was created in the 1950s when two ancient, adjoining hamlets, “Isole” and “Olena”, were purchased by the De Marchi family and combined to form one. Today, the estate of Isole e Olena is headed by Paolo de Marchi, a fourth-generation winemaker from Piedmont, widely known as one of Italy’s finest. He is credited with helping to revive winemaking in Chianti in the 1970s, improving viticulture and viniculture techniques to make better wines in smaller quantities. His flagship wine, Cepparello, is one of the most famous Super Tuscans.
The estate holds 45 hectares of superbly tended vineyards, situated 350–450 metres above sea level, which yield scented, alluring wines. In addition to the Cepparello, the estate produces stunning chianti classico, cabernet sauvignon, syrah and one of Italy’s finest chardonnay.