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2018 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco Toscana IGT

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Region: Tuscany, Italy

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sangiovese

Culinary Suggestions: Steak, Roast Lamb, Grilled Mushrooms

Vineyard Practice: Biodynamic


The Castello dei Rampolla estate has a long and storied history, dating back to 1739 when the land was first acquired by the Rampolla family. However, it was not until the mid-1960s that the family's winemaking ambitions took flight under the leadership of Alceo di Napoli Rampolla. He dreamed of creating a wine of greatness, and in 1975, the first bottles of Chianti Classico were produced on the estate.

At that time, Chianti Classico was facing challenges in establishing itself as a respected wine region. But Alceo had a vision, and with the guidance of renowned winemaker Giacomo Tachis, he made a bold move to plant Cabernet Sauvignon on the estate and blend it with Sangiovese - a groundbreaking decision that marked the first of many revolutions for Castello dei Rampolla.

With each vintage, the estate continues to build upon its legacy of innovation and excellence, always pushing the boundaries and elevating the art of winemaking.

Tasting Notes

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.

98 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media June 2022

Drink: 2028 - 2058