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  • "Querciabella has been on a roll over the last few years" Antonio Galloni
  • Beautiful purity of fruit and balance
  • "It’s a lovely drink." Gary Walsh
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Ruby-Red
Nose "Really perfumed and pretty, red cherry and strawberry, dusting of pepper and spice." Gary Walsh
Palate "Light and fresh, slight astringency here, but it wins you over with its grace and charm. Clean and fresh to close." Gary Walsh
Food Pairing Pizza, pasta.
Cellaring 5-10 Years
Notes Enjoyable now. Will reach maturity four to five years after harvest and will continue to evolve for at least another 10 tens.
Variety Sangiovese
Body Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2014
Region Chianti Classico
Country Italy
Sustainability Biodynamic
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Querciabella
Founded in 1974, Querciabella enjoys the acclaim of the world’s most discriminating critics and consumers for its exquisite range of biodynamic wines including Camartina, Batàr, Palafreno, Querciabella Chianti Classico and Mongrana.

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, Thanks to Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni’s vision and leadership, Querciabella exemplifies the preservation of tradition through forward-thinking, albeit completely natural, winemaking.

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni was born in 1966 in Milan. Under the tutelage of his father Giuseppe Castiglioni, Sebastiano was introduced at an early age to the world of fine wine. A lifelong passion for great winemaking matched by a strong commitment to the environmental movement inspired Sebastiano to convert Querciabella to organic viticulture in 1988 and to biodynamics in 2000. This uncompromising vision and pioneering spirit has confirmed Querciabella as a leader among the greatest wineries of the world.
Chianti Classico
The Chianti Classico subregion covers an area of approximate 260 square kilometres between the ancient city of Florence to the north and Siena to the south. Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Greve in Chianti and Radda in Chianti are the four communes that are located entirely within the Classico area.



Within the collective Chianti region there are more than 8 million cases of wines produced and classified as DOC level or above! Both soils (weathered sandstone & bluish-gray chalky marlstone) and altitude (250 to 610m) make for varied range of wines. Typically producing Sangiovese based wines, medium bodied, with medium to high acidity and firm tannins is what the region is renowned for. The ultimate Pizza wines have so much character and interest and are well worth exploring.
91
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Gary Walsh
Was a lighter year for Chianti, 2014, as it was for Barolo.



Really perfumed and pretty, red cherry and strawberry, dusting of pepper and spice. Light and fresh, slight astringency here, but it wins you over with its grace and charm. Clean and fresh to close. It’s a lovely drink.



Drink: 2017 - 2024
90+
points
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.



Drinking Window: 2017 - 2029

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