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Castello di Querceto Il Picchio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Castello di Querceto Il Picchio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Melodic, delightful

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Varietal: Sangiovese
ABV: 13-14%
Origin: Tuscany, Italy

Size: 750ml


96 points, James Suckling

Taste Notes

Eyes: Intense ruby
Nose: Light spicy oak, berries, cherries, dried herbs
Mouth: Ripe tannins, full-bodied, deep and complex

How to Enjoy

Pair with steak, lamb, bistecca ala Fiorentina, sautéed spinach, grilled pork chops and roasted beans

Serving temperature: Room temp. at 16-20°C
Storage: Up to 3-5 days after opening

About this Product

This is a mixed emotion between a new world-style and Brunello wine due to the tons of characters such as blackberries, vanilla, toffee, mulberry pie, forest floor, pine needles and Christmas pudding. Full-bodied and very decadent, but with real graininess to the tannins and loads of spice undertones. One of the best Chiantis we've ever had. In fact, you wouldn't believe it's a Chianti!

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About Castello di Querceto

The François family, who settled in Tuscany in the 18th century, has owned the Castello di Querceto estate since 1897. Pioneers globally acclaimed for their Chianti, their passionate quest for excellence brought them to obtain the best from their terroir with the creation of their "Super Tuscans", recognised by wine lovers & critics as a pure and decadent accomplishment.

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About Italy

Italy boasts more indigenous grape varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most Italian wine production relies upon these native grapes. In some Italian wine regions, international varieties have worked their way in, but are declining in popularity, especially as younger growers take interest in reviving local varieties.

Most important are Sangiovese, reaching its greatest potential in Tuscany, as well as Nebbiolo, the prized grape of Piedmont, producing single varietal, age-worthy Piedmontese wines. Other important varieties include Corvina, Montepulciano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola and of course the white wines, Trebbiano, Verdicchio and Garganega. The list goes on.

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About Sangiovese

The perfect intersection of bright red fruit and savory earthiness, Sangiovese is among Italy's elite red grape varieties and is responsible for the best red wines of Tuscany. While it is best known as the chief component of Chianti, it is also the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and reaches the height of its power and intensity in the complex, long-lived Brunello di Montalcino wines.

Although it is the star variety of Tuscany, cult-classic “Super-Tuscan” wines may actually contain no Sangiovese at all!

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