2000 Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo 750ml

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2000 Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo
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Wine Advocate | 98

For whatever reason, the full-bodied 2000 Vigna d'Alceo was roaring the day I tasted it. A single vineyard blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, it tastes like the Sammarco on steroids. It boasts a deep purple color in addition to scents of espresso, sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, and toasty oak. There is great intensity, superb purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. This mythical wine requires 2-3 years of cellaring, and will age effortlessly for two decades.

Drink Dates: 2004-2022
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 91

Big and brooding red, with lots of ripe red currants and hints of toasted oak. Full-bodied, with thick and velvety tannins, almost sweet. Long and jammy. Juicy red. 1,350 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2005+
Author: James Suckling


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Score:
Author: fbg
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 02/09/2013
Drink Dates: 2004-2022
More Vintages and Sizes of Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo:

2008 (750ml)

About This Producer


The estate is located to the south of Panzano, that glorious village in the "Conca d'Oro" valley that is haven - and heaven - for so many cool climate Chiantis and Super Tuscans. The estate, S. Lucia in Faulle, has been owned by the Di Napoli Rampolla family since 1739, but the first wines weren't produced until the 1970s. Today, Maurizia, and her brother Luca Di Napoli Rampolla manage the property with the expert guidance of agronomist and winemaker, Giacomo Tachis.

The family practices a thorough biodynamic regimen (including the bulls' horns!) and follows the lunar cycles prescribed therein. The calcare and pyrite-laden soils are a key ingredient in what the terroir imparts to these exquisite wines. Manual harvesting, hand selection of the grapes, and primary (alcoholic) and secondary (malolactic) fermentation in barriques completes the transformation from mere grape juice into wines of tremendous proportions.

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