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Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo 2004

Castello dei Rampolla Vigna d'Alceo 2004

Sku: 032328

Tasting notes
The color is a deep purple with the flavor of espresso,sweet melted licorice, black currant jam, tobacco and toasty oak. Full-bodied, with super refined tannins There is great intensity, superb purity, and a finish that lingers for nearly a minute. Perfect with wild meat, chicken, turkey, ham, aged cheese and mushrooms.

For the past ten years Castello dei Rampolla has used only Biodynamic Agriculture. The harvest is done manually, selecting only the best grapes. Every operation in the field and in the cellar is done following the lunar phases and the biodynamic calendar. Castello dei Rampolla uses only estate grown grapes which is why each vintage is often different in quantity and quality. It really all depends on nature.

2004 Vintage 95 Points - Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2004 D'Alceo (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot) is even better. It is deceptively rounder and softer than the Sammarco in its expression of cassis, minerals, licorice and sweet, dark fruit. Despite the lushness of its fruit there is plenty of structure lurking underneath, and it will require significant patience before offering its finest drinking. It is one of the highlights of the vintage. 2014-2026.

High-density vineyards, biodynamic farming and low yields are the hallmarks of the wines of Castello dei Rampolla, located in the prestigious Conca d'Oro in Panzano. Despite its elegant name Castello di Rampolla is a small, family-run property with a decidedly artisanal approach to working in both the vineyards and the cellar. The estate produces big, concentrated wines with imposing tannic structures that have proven to be extremely ageworthy."

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