Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG

Tuscany, Italy

Vintage: 2014 (Current) | 2015 (Current)

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Querciabella Chianti Classico DOCG 2015

Reviews

Decanter

92 Points, World Wine Awards Platinum Medal

February 11, 2018, Michaela Morris

Though the winery is located in Greve-in-Chianti, this also blends in grapes from the estate's vineyards in Gaiole and Radda for a balanced and captivating whole. Aged in small French barrels with just the tiniest percent new, it is polished without being too polite. Seductive aromas of ripe black cherry, with thyme and vanilla nuances, are layered throughout the wine with precision, while the subtle oak adds complexity. Refined tannins provide a proper framework. Well done!
 

Vinous Media

92 Points

January 1, 2018, Antonio Galloni

“The 2015 Chianti Classico, 100% Sangiovese, is all class. The flavors are vibrant and lively, with plenty of bright red cherry and strawberry character. This is an especially understated, finessed wine for the year. The Chianti Classico is a blend of approximately 40% Greve, 40% Gaiole and 20% Radda fruit. All the elements come together beautifully.”

The Wine Advocate

90 Points

October 31, 2017, Monica Larner

“The 2015 Chianti Classico Querciabella adopts a soft and creamy style that adds momentum to the bouquet and palate. The quality of fruit is soft and enriched with deep cherry, chocolate and toasted espresso. It is an oak-driven wine for sure, but the deep inner ripeness of the fruit harvested in 2015 is more than enough to even things out and give balance. This Chianti Classico should pair seamlessly with your favorite Italian regional dishes. Some 100,000 bottles were produced.”

JamesSuckling.com

92 Points

October 20, 2017, James Suckling

“What a sexy nose of red cherries, black fruit, minerals, slate, dried herbs, orange rind and hints of cedar. Full body, fine tannins and a dusty finish. So succulent. Drink now and enjoy. Made from organic grapes.”

Overview

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.

Winemaking

Grapes are hand-harvested in 9kg crates and spend twelve months in fine to extra fine-grained 225-liter French oak barriques (10% new). 
 

Harvest Notes

Ample rain and cool temperatures in the winter were followed by dry, perfect Spring conditions which lead to even bud burst throughout the valley. Summer was dry with sporadic rainfall. Heat spike early in the summer kept bunches small resulting in a lower yield and beautiful fruit concentration with lively acidity.

Food Pairing

Enjoyable now. Will reach maturity four to five years after harvest and will continue to evolve for at least another ten years.
 

Technical Information

Varietals: 100% Sangiovese

Wine Alcohol: 14%

Titratable Acidity: 5.25 g/L

pH: 3.46

Harvest Start Date: September 12, 2015

Harvest End Date: October 7, 2015

Suggested Retail Price: $33.00