2014 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo IGT
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
2014 Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo IGT
  • VN 95
  • WE 95
  • JS 95
  • WA 94
  • WS 92

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Reg: $199.94

$149.94

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 12 btls
ETA: Jun. 2022

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VN 95
Vinous, February 2019
The 2014 d'Alceo is more in line with previous years than Sammarco. Deep, unctuous and super-powerful, the 2014 exudes richness and textural intensity from the very first taste. Readers will have to give the 2014 at least...   The 2014 d'Alceo is more in line with previous years than Sammarco. Deep, unctuous and super-powerful, the 2014 exudes richness and textural intensity from the very first taste. Readers will have to give the 2014 at least a few years in bottle to help some of the baby fat meld away. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, sage, mint and lavender are some of the many notes that start to emerge as the wine sits in the glass. This is a terrific effort for the vintage. -- Antonio Galloni  
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, April 2019
Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot, this focused red offers earthy aromas of moist soil, new leather, cedar and black currant. It's elegant and racy, delivering cassis, juicy black cherry, licorice...   Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot, this focused red offers earthy aromas of moist soil, new leather, cedar and black currant. It's elegant and racy, delivering cassis, juicy black cherry, licorice, chopped mint and tobacco framed in fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity. It's already delicious but hold for even more complexity and to let the tannins unwind. Drink 2020–2029. KERIN O’KEEFE  
JS 95
jamessuckling.com, July 2018
Wonderful aromas of crushed raspberries, blueberries and violets follow through to a full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Joyful 2014! A blend of cabernet sauvignon and petit verdot. Drink or hold.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2018
Fruit for this wine always comes from the same vineyard site, and production was heavily reduced in this difficult vintage. If an average year sees 13,000 bottles made, only 6,200 bottles were made of the 2014 d'Alceo...   Fruit for this wine always comes from the same vineyard site, and production was heavily reduced in this difficult vintage. If an average year sees 13,000 bottles made, only 6,200 bottles were made of the 2014 d'Alceo. This wine shows beautiful brightness and linearity with a polished, almost glossy texture that feels like silk on the palate. The wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with a smaller part Petit Verdot. It offers a mid-weight texture with balanced tannins and acidity to seal the deal.- ML  
WS 92
Wine Spectator, August 2019
Pushes the boundaries of ripeness, offering plum, macerated black cherry, fruitcake and earth flavors and resinous details. Firm tannins line the finish, where a leafy underbrush note lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit...   Pushes the boundaries of ripeness, offering plum, macerated black cherry, fruitcake and earth flavors and resinous details. Firm tannins line the finish, where a leafy underbrush note lingers. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2028. 1,833 cases made, 200 cases imported. — BS  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2014
Size 750ML

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.