Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG
July 31, 2017, Bruce Sanderson
“A bit shy in aroma, yet the palate offers cherry, plum and spice flavors. Vibrant, with a light dusting of tannins on the finish.”
October 1, 2016, Antonio Galloni
“The 2014 Chianti Classico offers striking purity of fruit and terrific overall balance, especially for the year. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and lavender are pushed forward. This is an especially fruity, mid-weight vintage for the estate’s Chianti Classico, not to mention a commendable effort for the vintage. Right now, the 2014 is a bit raw and not fully formed - hardly a surprise for high-acid, cold vintage - but the depth of the fruit is promising. The 2014 has the highest percentage ever of Gaiole fruit since Querciabella expanded its estate holdings beyond Greve, while Radda was more problematic and therefore largely left out of the blend. The expressive savory/saline finish only adds to the wine’s considerable appeal.”
August 22, 2016, James Suckling
"A serious red with blueberry, plum, and cherry aromas and flavors. Medium body. Clean finish. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Drink now.”
Founded in 1974, Querciabella enjoys the acclaim of the world’s most discriminating critics and consumers for wines such as Camartina, Batàr, Palafreno and Querciabella Chianti Classico. In its uncompromising pursuit of quality, sustainability and authenticity, Querciabella has continually honed its approach to biodynamic viticulture for over a decade. With vineyards located throughout Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Maremma areas, Querciabella exemplifies the mindful preservation of tradition through forward-thinking, albeit completely natural, winemaking.
Grapes are hand-harvested in 9kg crates and spend twelve months in fine to extra fine-grained French oak barriques (5% new) from Allier.
The 2014 harvest resulted in beautifully aromatic wines, with a fine balance between freshness and fruit depth.
The ideal serving temperature is 57° to 64° F.
Varietals: 100% Sangiovese
Wine Alcohol: 14%
Titratable Acidity: 5.9 g/L
Harvest Start Date: September 21, 2014
Harvest End Date: October 15, 2014
Suggested Retail Price: $33.00