2001 Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo 750ml

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2001 Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo
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Wine Advocate | 95

There can be few doubts that the 2001 D'Alceo is one of the greatest wines in the distinguished history of the estate, something which becomes immediately evident from the deep ruby color as well as the sweet, focused, and weighty nose with its important notes of ripe berry fruit, sage, rosemary, and classy oak. Rich, dense, deep, and layered, the sensual and potent palate is sheer joy, the maximum in fused power and elegance.

Author: Daniel Thomases
Issue: 152

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Wine Spectator | 93

Wow. Complex aromas of tobacco, berry and currant, with hints of mineral. Full-bodied, with superrefined tannins and a long, long finish. Very serious indeed. 1,215 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007+
Author: James Suckling


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Score: 92
Author: taipanli
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/08/2011
My 3rd try in 6 months with consistent notes.
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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