2011 Rampolla, Castello dei Vigna d'Alceo IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • AG 97
  • JS 97
  • WA 95
  • WE 95
  • WS 93

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$114.94

In Stock: 5 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Nov. 2018

Reg: $159.94

$114.94

In Stock: 5 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: Nov. 2018

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AG 97
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, September 2015
The 2011 d'Alceo is fascinating to taste next to the Sammarco, as it is much more open-knit, silky and expressive. Cherry jam, pomegranate, spice and new leather flesh out in the glass. The integration of fruit, tannin... The 2011 d'Alceo is fascinating to taste next to the Sammarco, as it is much more open-knit, silky and expressive. Cherry jam, pomegranate, spice and new leather flesh out in the glass. The integration of fruit, tannin and acidity is further along than in the Sammarco. The 2011 d'Alceo should open up pretty early, which should be welcome news to readers cellaring some of the more tannic vintages. I expect the 2011 will provide readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure.
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.
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.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, April 2018
This is a big boy that’s bold and intense on the nose and palate. The aromas are immensely complex, ranging from dusty black plums and boysenberry to floral, smoke, dark soy sauce, molasses, licorice, and damp stone. The... This is a big boy that’s bold and intense on the nose and palate. The aromas are immensely complex, ranging from dusty black plums and boysenberry to floral, smoke, dark soy sauce, molasses, licorice, and damp stone. The mouthfeel is rich and filling with firm tannins but also delivers a bolt of bristling acidity, boding well for long-term aging. This is a wine made for contemplation and heavier meat dishes. Drink over the next 15-20 years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011
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

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.