Isole e Olena
Chianti, Italy

The name Isole e Olena was conceived in the 1950s when two adjoining estates, “Isole” and “Olena”, were purchased by the De Marchi family and combined to form one.

Isole was founded as an agricultural farm in the 1700s and is now the center of production for the Isole e Olena estate, which grows olives in addition to all of the grapes used in its wine production.

Perched atop the hillsides of Chianti, Isole e Olena lays claim to some of the most prized vineyards in the region. Proprietor and winemaker, Paolo De Marchi, is considered a pioneer in introducing foreign grapes to the area, such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. In fact, in a region where few other producers make Chardonnay (or any whites), Paolo is as highly regarded for his white wines as his famed reds.

In Paolo's opinion, the most important aspect of making excellent wine is the unique, ancient Tuscan soil on which his estate sits.

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