Grapes: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 5% Sangiovese. Regions: Italy> Tuscany. Notes: Biodynamic farming since 1994. approx. 1,000 cases made. No sulfites added.
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.
“The 2011 [vintage] impresses for its freshness, vibrancy, and overall balance. A very fresh wine considering the 8 years of cellaring (written Oct. 10, 2019). Deep garnet in color with aromas of herbs, loam, worcestershire, and wild blackberries. Full-bodied, smooth and silky upon entry with mature polished tannins (dusty) around the mid-palate. Very complex wine as it continues to develop leather, cigar tobacco, and dried currants. Don't miss out before it's all gone. "