2004 Rampolla, Castello dei Vigna d'Alceo IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2007
The 2004 D'Alceo (85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Petit Verdot) is even better. It is deceptively rounder and softer than the Sammarco in its expression of cassis minerals licorice and sweet dark fruit. Despite the lushness of... The 2004 D'Alceo (85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Petit Verdot) is even better. It is deceptively rounder and softer than the Sammarco in its expression of cassis minerals licorice and sweet dark fruit. Despite the lushness of its fruit there is plenty of structure lurking underneath and it will require significant patience before offering its finest drinking. It is one of the highlights of the vintage. 2014-2026.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2010
Bright ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of blackcurrant violet licorice minerals and oak along with a whiff of truffle. Enters lively and minerally then turns broad in the middle palate displaying terrific density of... Bright ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of blackcurrant violet licorice minerals and oak along with a whiff of truffle. Enters lively and minerally then turns broad in the middle palate displaying terrific density of blackberry and dark cherry flavors. Wonderfully classy and vibrant wine with a seamless texture. The long finish boasts compelling subtle sweetness of fruit. This is consistently one of Italy 's best wines and the 2004 is one of the top vintages for this bottling in recent memory.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2004

Label

Vigna d’Alceo is Castello dei Rampolla’s first biodynamic wine. It represents a union between the two generations of the Castello dei Rampolla winery: Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot as the founder Alceo, wished and biodynamic as his children, Luca and Maurizia, practice.

The wine is fermented in concrete, then aged in 500L barrels for 12-15 months and in bottle for 18-24. It fully reflects the character of the vineyard from which it originates. It is intense, warm, refined and elegant.Well-ripened red fruits blend perfectly with delicate notes of cigar and tobacco - an amazing concentration with no heaviness.

Winery

Rampolla, Castello dei

Castello dei Rampolla is a family-run wine estate located in the southern valley of Chianti Classico known as the “Conca d’Oro,” the Golden Basin. The land on which it stands has been owned by the di Napoli Rampolla family since 1739.

The estate produced its first bottles of Chianti Classico in 1975. The first bottles of Sammarco, a Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and Sangiovese, were released in 1982. Castello dei Rampolla began practicing biodynamic farming in 1994, producing their first biodynamic wine, D’Alceo, in 1996.