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Castello di Querceto Il Querciolaia

Castello di Querceto Il Querciolaia

Lush, rich, dense

Regular price ₱3,500
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Varietal: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV: 13-14%
Origin: Tuscany, Italy

Size: 750ml

Accolades

92 points, James Suckling
96 points, Raffaele Vecchione (WineCritic.com)

Taste Notes

Eyes: Bright ruby
Nose: Subtle, attractive aroma with pronounced fruity tones, light nuances of field herbs and earthy touches
Mouth: Dry, well-balanced and soft, the combination of shades of red fruits and tannins give the wine a refined accent character and develops in a long, harmonious finish

How to Enjoy

Pair with red meat, roasts, and cheeses.

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

About this Product

A blend of around two thirds Sangiovese and one third Cabernet Sauvignon from thirty year old vines, this wine is aged in oak barrels for around 20 months before bottling. This is one of Castello di Querceto's top wines and it's not hard to see why. It's now nicely mature and has some quite developed, almost meaty aromas and a rich, full-bodied palate with some warm spiciness underlying the full, fruit character. As you'd expect the tannins are quite big, but very well integrated.

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About Castello di Querceto

The François family, which settled in Tuscany in the 18th century, has owned the Castello di Querceto estate since 1897. Pioneers wordly acclaimed for their Chianti, their passionate quest for excellence brought them to obtain the best from their terroir with the creation of their "Super Tuscan", recognized 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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