Querciabella Mongrana in Maremma
September 11, 2018, James Suckling
“A juicy and delicious 2015 red with plenty of berry and chocolate character. Medium to full body, round tannins and a flavorful finish. A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Drink or hold.”
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.
Mongrana comes from the Banditella, Podere Harras and Sugherettaia vineyards and has been biodynamically grown since inception. The first vintage was 2005. The soil is a mixture of silt and alluvial sand, with areas of gravel and surface pebbles that can be traced back to the Pleistocene.
In the cellar, the grapes undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats. After malolactic fermentation, the wine undergoes élevage both in stainless steel and cement until it is blended to be bottled.
The ideal serving temperature is 57° to 64° F. Recommended to drink young, though this wine will continue to develop and mature for at least ten years.
Varietals: 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot
Wine Alcohol: 13.5%
Titratable Acidity: 5.20 g/L
Soil Composition: A mixture of silt and alluvial sand, with areas of gravel and surface pebbles.