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Mongrana in Maremma

Mongrana in Maremma 2011

vinousmedia.com - Antonio Galloni - August 08, 2013

89 Points "The 2011 Mongrana is an unusually floral, delicate wine from Querciabella's estate vineyards in Maremma, where the wines are usually much more powerful. Dark red cherries, spices, licorice, tobacco and menthol are woven together nicely. This attractive, mid-weight red was aged in cement and neutral oak and is best suited for drinking over the next few years. Best of all, it is a terrific value."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - July 03, 2013

90 Points "Fresh and clean wine with dried cherries and citrus fruit. Medium body, firm tannins and a medium finish."

Mongrana in Maremma 2010

Wine Spectator - Bruce Sanderson - November 18, 2013

90 Points #80 of WS Top 100 "A ripe red, boasting cherry, cedar and herb flavors matched to a medium-bodied frame. The acidity and tannins are in the correct proportions, offering a lingering finish. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2015 through 2024."

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Wine Enthusiast - Monica Larner - May 2012

90 Points Editors' Choice "This is a terrific super Tuscan blend (of 50% Sangiovese with equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon) that drinks beautifully. Bright red fruit and cherry give the wine a lively, cheerful personality and the wine’s structure is perfectly balanced and smooth. It’s a one-size-fits-all wine for our favorite Italian foods."

JamesSuckling.com - James Suckling - August 09, 2011

91 Points "Clear aromas of blueberry and light jam. Full bodied, with silky tannins and a citrus, plum and berry character. Rich yet balanced and very pretty."

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Wine Review Online - Michael Franz - February 23, 2010

90 Points "It shows admirable concentration and depth of flavor, but also a lot of finesse, as the fruit is fully ripe but still very fresh and pure. Red and black fruit notes are very nicely intertwined with the wine’s acidity and tannin, and oak notes are virtually undetectable, emphasizing the sense of purity that is the wine’s most prominent characteristic."

The Wine Advocate - Antonio Galloni - August 2009

88 points "A blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the wine offers up an attractive array of floral red fruits in a soft, supple style. This harmonious red is best enjoyed while the fruit remains fresh."

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Dallas Morning News - Rebecca Murphy - January 16, 2008

Wine of the Week "This is Querciabella's first release from its Maremma estate, and a fine effort it is...a beautiful expression of the carefully tended fruit. Enjoy the spicy black cherry, cassis fruit bolstered with trademark Tuscan sangiovese acidity and dusty tannins with a meaty lasagna."

San Francisco Chronicle - Jon Bonné - December 21, 2007

Recommended "Half Sangiovese, with the rest comprising Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, produced by one of the best names in Chianti Classico from its new property in the Maremma near the southern Tuscan coast. A bit rustic at first, with some lingering barnyard hints, but a bit of time - better yet, a brief decanting while you peek under the Christmas tree - smooths it out. Dusty, ribboned cherry, gripping berry and plum, plus licorice and balsam highlights, emerge from the earthy base. Drying tannins give it gusto."

Miami Herald - Fred Tasker - July 19, 2007

Recommended "Bright, smooth and middle-weight, with black plum and clove flavors and firm tannin."