x
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2030

The Story

History: The concept and style of 'Cepparello' was developed by Paolo De Marchi over a period beginning on the mid 1970’s. The wine is named after a small stream, Borro Cepparello, originating in the highest point of the vineyards on the Isole e Olena estate. The label is an original nineteenth century design used by the De Marchi family winery, Proprietà Sperino, in Northern Piemonte. First vintage 1980. 

Fruit Sources: Each vintage the grapes for 'Cepparello' are hand selected from the best sites on the estate. The vineyards are situated 400 meters above sea level, facing mostly southwest.

Harvest: Harvest is done by hand, usually during the second and third week in October. 

Vinification: After crushing, the must is fermented in oak vats on the skins for about three weeks, with delestage (rack and return) and is pumped over twice a day. During fermentation, temperatures reach up to 30-32°C. Delestage is a method of extraction used during the fermentation, which produces wines of good color and softer tannins. The maceration tank is emptied of fermenting must, the cap allowed to dry out for two to three hours and then the must is gently poured back over the cap. After malolactic fermentation, the wine is racked into barrels. It is 100% barrel-aged, 1/3 in new, 1/3 in one year old oak and the remaining third is put into two year old oak. Most barrels are French oak, with a tiny presence of American oak (3-5%). The wine remains in barrel for 18 months and then ages in bottle for one year before release. It has the potential to age for 10+ years.

Read more
Close

Latest Pro-tasting notes

<10 tasting notes

Tasting note

Be the first one to make a 20s tasting note!

Information

Origin

Chianti Classico, Tuscany

Other wines from this producer

Chianti Classico

Collezione dei Marchi Cabernet Sauvignon

Collezione dei Marchi Syrah

Vin Santo

Highlights

Latest news

WINERY NEWS Pikes / AUTUMN 2017: IN THE RED By Neil Pike Autumn is my favourite time of the year. I like the h  more ...
WINE NEWS: Rosé vintage 2006 / Charles Heidsieck outlined important finessing of its distribution as the Champagne house unveiled i  more ...
WINE NEWS: Port Vintage 2015 / Cockburn’s has declared 2015 a vintage year, announcing the release of a Port from its Quinta   more ...
WINERY NEWS Cheval des Andes /  Cheval des Andes, the Grand Cru of the Andes, Celebrates Launch of its Latest Release at Ch&ac  more ...
WINERY NEWS E.Guigal / Maison Guigal acquires Domaine de Nalys in Châteauneuf-du-Pape The famous Rhône produ  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 2016 / Australia Vintage 2016 Report / The Australian wine sector recorded increases in the average pu  more ...
WINERY NEWS Henschke / 2016 Vintage Reports: Eden Valley, barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills EDEN VALLEY – 2016   more ...
WINERY NEWS Far Niente / Far Niente Wine Estates Acquires Prestigious Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyard Located in the Ruth  more ...
WINERY NEWS Alois Lageder / Summa 20th anniversary  - To celebrate Summa’s 20th anniversary, 1.400 international  more ...
WINERY NEWS Schrader Cellars / Napa Valley’s Schrader Cellars sold to Constellation Brands Constellation Brands, Inc., the  more ...
WINERY NEWS Torres / MIGUEL A TORRES GIVEN LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD BY DB AND IMW Torres was given the award at a ce  more ...
WINERY NEWS Promontory / The story behind Napa's new blockbuster winery: Promontory Once upon a time, Bill Harlan race  more ...
WINERY NEWS Penfolds  / Penfolds Remembers Max Schubert   Two new wines aim to celebrate Max Schubert, but do they h  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Angelus / ANGELUS AFFECTED BY FROST Everything in the vineyard had been been in the best possible shape up   more ...
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2009 / Dom Pérignon will launch 2009 vintage before 2008 Dom Perignon has announced the launch of  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Sotheby’s $5m sale smashes records / .
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS BWW - The world’s largest wine competition is beginning / Consumers all around the world will combine with thousands of professionals to choose the best wines in the world
WINERY NEWS Weingut Keller / Keller rieslings: they’re in the world’s top tier for a reason “If you want to   more ...

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users. or to see wine moments from your world.
--- No Wine Moments ---
Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know
Are you sure you want do delete this wine? All information will be lost.
Are you sure you want to recommend this wine?
Are you sure you want hide this written note ?
Are you sure you want show this written note ?
Are you sure you want to vote in this wine in the BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017 competition?
You will be able to vote again tomorrow
BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017

BWW -Best Wine of the World -competition has started.  We welcome You to join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world.   

 

PLEASE, VOTE YOUR FAVOURITE WINES NOW and make the difference!

 

BWW is the largest and most important wine competition in the world in terms of amount of wines, consumers and professionals.    

Cepparello 2014,
Isole e Olena

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now it's fast easy and totally free.
Register with Facebook   Register
BWW-Best Wine of the World -competition 2017

BWW -Best Wine of the World -competition has started.  We welcome You to join thousands of experts to choose the best wines of the world.   

 

PLEASE, VOTE YOUR FAVOURITE WINES NOW and make the difference!

 

BWW is the largest and most important wine competition in the world in terms of amount of wines, consumers and professionals.    

The Virgilius 2016, Yalumba Winery
Signorello Estate Padrone Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Signorello Vineyards
Erdener Herzlei Riesling Spatlese GK 2015, Weingut Dr. Hermann
Château Lespault-Martillac 2010, Château Lespault-Martillac
Ermitage Ex-Voto 2010, E.Guigal