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2000 Rampolla - Vigna d'Alceo

ITALY / TUSCANY /
  • 98 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • 18 JR
  • Variety
    Regional Blend
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SKU: 60385-2000-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 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.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 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.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Rating: 17

    This is apparently the fifth year in a row that Vigna D'Alceo, named after Principe Alceo di Napoli Rampolla who founded the estate in the early 1970s and died in 1991, has won a three-glass award. Hence the astronomic price. This is a fascinating wine made mainly from fully ripe Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon with the heady spice of 15% Petit Verdot. Fruit is concentrated by extremely densely planted vines and maniacal attention to detail. Voluptuousness in a bottle.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Rating: 95

    The 2000 Vigna d'Alceo is gorgeous. It is also one of the most open, pliant wines in this tasting. Plums, savory herbs, violets and licorice all flesh out in the glass. Beautifully soft and caressing throughout, the 2000 is a great choice for drinking now and over the next decade. The 2000 is a bit slender next to many of the other vintages, but is balance is exceptional. Sweet, silky tannins round of the finish. - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Segla
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    Drink Dates: 2004-2022
    Author: fbg
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 443 bottles owned
  • 74 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 91
    (Out of 74 collectors)