October 1, 2006
Camartina Wins the Tre Bicchieri for the Ninth Time
The 2003 Camartina is awarded the top prize by the Gambero Rosso Guida
Vini d’Italia 2007, representing yet another success for the Agricola Querciabella Estate.
Agricola Querciabella has received the highest honor from Gambero Rosso for its 2003 Camartina, a further testament to the company’s talent for excellence. Produced since 1981, Camartina is the Tuscan estate’s flagship wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese aged 24 months in French oak barriques.
Produced only when the harvest is of exceptional quality, Camartina was not released in 1989, 1992, 1998 and 2002, and has won the Gambero Rosso Guida Vini d’Italia 2007 Tre Bicchieri prize 9 times, in 1988, 1990, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000, 2001 and 2003.
This important award is further recognition of this estate’s strength of character. Since it was founded in 1974, it has sought only the highest quality in wine through meticulous attention to each and every detail; from an extraordinary barrel cellar that boasts 1200 barriques, selected and analyzed in collaboration with the best tonnelliers in France, to the switch to complete biodynamic agriculture in 2000, a rare event in Italy, and a practice that, applied properly, provides results worthy of only the highest international recognition.