Description: The famous Giacomo Tachis is the winemaker and has since created other super-tuscans, like Ornellaia, Sassicaia, and Solaia. Castello dei Rampolla's Sammarco is one of the pioneering "Super" Tuscan blends that illustrates craftsmanship and quality, establishing its credentials absent the instruments of media and marketing. Castello dei Rampolla estate has been owned by the same family since 1739. Alceo di Napoli passed the estate on to his children, Luca and Maurizia, who took the estate biodynamic in the 90's. All operations in the cellar are geared to preserving the original quality of the grapes. It is only by working in this way that they can infuse our wine with the distinctive character of the land. We harvest manually.
"The 2018 Sammarco is brilliant. Bright and explosive, with tons of linear drive, the 2018 is exceptionally polished. Cabernet Sauvignon is up to 80% of the blend, and that very much comes through in a wine endowed with tremendous purity. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, sage, mint and blood orange all race across the palate. I love the freshness here."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, July 2022