Castello dei Rampolla

About Castello dei Rampolla

The historic estate of Castello dei Rampolla is held in tremendously high regard by Antoni Galloni (Vinous), the world's foremost writer on Italian wine, who considers that the Tuscan legend produces "some of the most compelling wines of Tuscany, and the world, for that matter". Nestled deep in the heart of the stunning Chianti Classico region, the team at Castello dei Rampolla pursue both biodynamic farming, and minimalist winemaking to give their wines a "feeling of transparency that is incredibly distinctive" which makes them, in Galloni's eyes, "one of the real stars of Chianti Classico".

Located in Panzano's famous Conce d'Oro (Golden Basin) district, the winery of Castello dei Rampolla is surrounded by a natural amphitheatre of breathtakingly beautiful hillside vineyards. Something of a maverick estate, inherited by the noble di Napoli family as part of a wedding dowry in 1739, Castello dei Rampolla is proudly "one of Tuscany's most intriguingly unconventional estates" (Wine Spectator). Alceo di Napoli revolutionised the estate upon inheriting the estate in 1965, so much so that the prestige cuvée of Castello dei Rampolla now bears his name! We are delighted to offer this very cuvée today.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 1998 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £985.67
1998

Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 1998 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 - Inc. VAT: £985.67
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £610.07
2016

Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

This elegant red features cherry and black currant flavors interwoven with its silky texture. Tobacco and spice accents add complexity as this unfurls to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory elements. Firmly built and still young. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2035. 925 cases made, 150 cases imported.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £610.07
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 1998 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £191.36
1998

Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 1998 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

For more than two decades one of the greatest Tuscan proprietary red wines has been Castello dei Rampolla's Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese blend called Sammarco. What has always made this wine exceptional, especially in the top vintages, is its complexity and elegance. It is closer to a great Graves than any other wine I have ever tasted outside of France. The 1998 Sammarco, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, reveals structure and tannin. Additionally, it possesses formidable underlying concentration and depth, along with that multi-layered mid-palate that always seems to separate exceptional wines from good ones. The 1998 Sammarco's deep, saturated ruby color is followed by a complex bouquet of charcoal, roasted herbs, smoke, hot gravel, black currants, and cherries. It is medium-bodied and deep, with high but sweet tannin, and extraordinary purity as well as delineation. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £191.36
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £436.07
2016

Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2016 Sammarco is a dense, flamboyant wine. Inky red fruit, spice, cedar, tobacco, menthol and licorice are some of the notes that build in a statuesque Sammarco that dazzles from start to finish. A wine of stunning textural richness and intensity, Sammarco is translucent, sculpted and full of character. All the elements are so well balanced. Rose petal, cedar, tobacco and mint linger on the eternal finish. The 2016 is a magical wine that can be, surprisingly, enjoyed now or cellared for a number of years. Time in the glass just brings out its energy and vertical drive. Sammarco is quite possibly the single greatest value in high-end Italian wine. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Apr 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £436.07
Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016 (6x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £182.87
2016

Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2016 Chianti Classico impresses for the heightened level of vibrant freshness and aromatic precision that distinguishes it in a large playing field. Proprietor Maurizia di Napoli tells me that the 2016 growing season was not without its ups and downs. Farming was difficult, and not all sites came to ripeness with the same consistency because it was cooler toward the end of the growing season. Castello dei Rampolla avoids the use of sulfites in winemaking. However, these results are stunning, especially as this is positioned as a more affordable wine. The blend is 85% Sangiovese, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £182.87
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 1998 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £808.00
1998

Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 1998 (6x75cl)
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 2 - In Bond: £808.00
Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £495.00
2016

Castello dei Rampolla d'Alceo 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (97)

This elegant red features cherry and black currant flavors interwoven with its silky texture. Tobacco and spice accents add complexity as this unfurls to a lingering aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory elements. Firmly built and still young. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2035. 925 cases made, 150 cases imported.
Delivery to Storage from 10 Dec 2021

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 97 (WS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £495.00
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 1998 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £155.00
1998

Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 1998 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (90)

For more than two decades one of the greatest Tuscan proprietary red wines has been Castello dei Rampolla's Cabernet Sauvignon/Sangiovese blend called Sammarco. What has always made this wine exceptional, especially in the top vintages, is its complexity and elegance. It is closer to a great Graves than any other wine I have ever tasted outside of France. The 1998 Sammarco, a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Sangiovese, reveals structure and tannin. Additionally, it possesses formidable underlying concentration and depth, along with that multi-layered mid-palate that always seems to separate exceptional wines from good ones. The 1998 Sammarco's deep, saturated ruby color is followed by a complex bouquet of charcoal, roasted herbs, smoke, hot gravel, black currants, and cherries. It is medium-bodied and deep, with high but sweet tannin, and extraordinary purity as well as delineation. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2016.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 1x150cl 1 90 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £155.00
Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £350.00
2016

Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (98)

The 2016 Sammarco is a dense, flamboyant wine. Inky red fruit, spice, cedar, tobacco, menthol and licorice are some of the notes that build in a statuesque Sammarco that dazzles from start to finish. A wine of stunning textural richness and intensity, Sammarco is translucent, sculpted and full of character. All the elements are so well balanced. Rose petal, cedar, tobacco and mint linger on the eternal finish. The 2016 is a magical wine that can be, surprisingly, enjoyed now or cellared for a number of years. Time in the glass just brings out its energy and vertical drive. Sammarco is quite possibly the single greatest value in high-end Italian wine. Don't miss it.
Delivery to Storage from 29 Apr 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 98 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £350.00
Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016 (6x75cl)
In Bond: £139.00
2016

Rampolla Chianti Classico 2016 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

The 2016 Chianti Classico impresses for the heightened level of vibrant freshness and aromatic precision that distinguishes it in a large playing field. Proprietor Maurizia di Napoli tells me that the 2016 growing season was not without its ups and downs. Farming was difficult, and not all sites came to ripeness with the same consistency because it was cooler toward the end of the growing season. Castello dei Rampolla avoids the use of sulfites in winemaking. However, these results are stunning, especially as this is positioned as a more affordable wine. The blend is 85% Sangiovese, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Merlot.
Delivery to Storage from 6 Jan 2022

Tuscany 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £139.00

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