2011 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2011 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo IGT
  • JS 97
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • W&S 94
  • WS 93

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Reg: $159.94

$124.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Jan. 2022

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, August 2015
This is very firm and dense with fantastic structure and a superb depth of fruit and silky tannins. Full body showing a core of ripe fruit featuring currants and blackberries. Minerals and fresh mushrooms to add. Better...   This is very firm and dense with fantastic structure and a superb depth of fruit and silky tannins. Full body showing a core of ripe fruit featuring currants and blackberries. Minerals and fresh mushrooms to add. Better in 2018.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2015
The 2011 D'Alceo is a stunning blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petit Verdot. The bouquet is perfumed and enticing with dark rose, cherry fruit, spice, leather, cola, grilled herb and so much more. Fruit comes...   The 2011 D'Alceo is a stunning blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Petit Verdot. The bouquet is perfumed and enticing with dark rose, cherry fruit, spice, leather, cola, grilled herb and so much more. Fruit comes from a six-hectare single vineyard (whereas fruit for the Sanmarco represents a special selection from various vineyards.) The intensity and purity is what sets this wine part. Both are impeccable. In the mouth, D'Alceo feels long, linear and meaningful. Castello dei Rampolla practices biodynamic farming. - Monica Larner  
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, June 2016
Smooth and structured, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot opens with intense aromas of ripe blackberry, red currant, exotic spice, menthol, blue flower and a hint of grilled bell pepper. The dense...   Smooth and structured, this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot opens with intense aromas of ripe blackberry, red currant, exotic spice, menthol, blue flower and a hint of grilled bell pepper. The dense, concentrated palate offers juicy black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, mocha, Asian spice and a hint of game alongside velvety tannins that give it a polished texture. — K.O.  
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, April 2017
The d’Alceo vineyard’s bush-trained (alberello) vines are rooted in the galestro soils of the Conca d’Oro, a south-facing amphitheater at the heart of Chianti Classico’s Panzano subzone. The warmth of the site is palpable...   The d’Alceo vineyard’s bush-trained (alberello) vines are rooted in the galestro soils of the Conca d’Oro, a south-facing amphitheater at the heart of Chianti Classico’s Panzano subzone. The warmth of the site is palpable in this wine, a blend of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. It’s saturated with cassis flavor as well as sweet spice from months in a mix of small and large French oak barrels, and balanced by savory notes of black olive and blood that lend a salty tang to the finish. It’s an immense wine that needs a good five to six years in the cellar for its complex flavors to unfold.  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, May 2016
Packed with blackberry and black currant flavors, this offers iron, tobacco and oak spice details. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Ver- dot. Best from 2018 through 2027. — B.S.
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 16%
Closure Cork

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

Castello dei Rampolla

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.