Readers should do whatever they can to get their hands on a few bottles of the 2013 d'Alceo. Seamless and voluptuous in the glass, it is an epic wine that embodies all the qualities that make these terraced vineyards in Panzano so special. Blackberry jam, crème de cassis, plum, licorice and spice meld together in the glass, but it is the wine's textural intensity that elevates it into the realm of the profound. The 2013 has been nothing short of moving on the two occasions I tasted it recently. Vinous Reviewed by A. Galloni
#Made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot, the 2013 d'Alceo shows an inky dark appearance with impenetrable color saturation. This is another gorgeous wine from an estate I admire deeply. The fruit intensity peels off this wine with elegance, power and intensity. With similar momentum, the wine glides clear over the palate with silky and long intensity.
There are some pungent or volatile notes (similar to what you find in the other wines), but they are a plus, not a minus. They give support and intensity to the wine's persuasive aromatic performance. This wine needs more time to unwind in the cellar. Wine Advocate Reviewed by Monica Larner
Castello dei Rampolla:"...It is now twenty years since we began practising Biodynamic Agriculture and Philosophy. We realized that to work with nature it is worth taking the time to observe it. The so called “Terroir” is the unity and harmony of four elements: Earth, Air, Life and Humanity, so we focus on these..."
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Paying attention to the soil means understanding its needs. One has to help it to be self-sufficient, creating the conditions for it to obtain the nourishment it needs directly from the numerous plant and animal organisms that it hosts. It is now twenty years since we began practising Biodynamic Agriculture and Philosophy. We realized that to work with nature it is worth taking the time to observe it. The so called “Terroir” is the unity and harmony of four elements: Earth, Air, Life and Humanity, so we focus on these.
The connection between our two generations is summarized in one word: Research. Research that has continued since the 1970’s, when Alceo introduced vines which were “unusual” for the time, up until 2010, when Luca and Maurizia made the first wine without sulphites. There have been many stages in this research, and there will be many more to come for, we believe that man should be a never-ending force for growth.
Castello dei Rampolla
Via Case Sparse 22
Italien / Italy