Querciabella Chianti Classico 2018 Bottle size: 1500ml

Italy, Tuscany
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'Querciabella Chianti Classico 2018 is fine and expressive on the nose: really focused cherry and plum fruit with fine green notes and lovely aromas. The palate is supremely fresh and balanced with lovely focus to the fresh, elegant red berry fruits, as well as nice herby, slightly spicy complexity. Really bright and expressive.' – Jamie Goode, Wineanorak.com, 95/100

'The 2018 Chianti Classico is classy, polished and exceptionally beautiful. Like so many wines in 2018, the Chianti Classico is aromatic and gracious in feel, more finesse than power. Silky tannins wrap around a core of bright Sangiovese fruit. From start to finish, the 2018 is all class.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100 (Sept 2020)

'Sweet wood nuances lead with cinnamon, clove and a touch of vanilla eventually ceding to wild cherry and wet soil. On the palate, forest berries are laced with chocolate. The fruit is concentrated and plush with ripe, powdery tannins giving effortless support. This is its usual sophisticated and polished self, with lots of juiciness. Yields are a low 30 hL/ha and ageing is in a combination of French oak tonneaux and barriques, 10% new. Give this another year for the wood to integrate. 2022 – 2027.' – Michaela Morris, Decanter, 91/100

'This red shows some depth to the black cherry, black currant, iron and tobacco aromas and flavors. There is a hint of tar, and the firm structure is well-integrated. 2021 – 2032.' – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 90/100

'Ruby colour. Very composed, superior transparent Tuscan red. No rough edges and yet ample opportunity for further development. Really rather beautiful at this stage. Just what you want of a Chianti Classico. Well done, Waitrose. Buy it! 2021 – 2026.' – Jancis Robinson, Jancisrobinson.com, 17/20

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Condition New
Winemaker Guido De Santi and Manfred Ing
Body Medium-bodied
Blend information 100% Sangiovese
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Sangiovese
Rating AG 93
Producer information The story of Querciabella began in 1974 when Giuseppe 'Pepito' Castiglioni purchased a single hectare of vineyards on a Tuscan hillside. He was an industrial entrepreneur by trade but his dreams and passions were in producing wine. In the mid-1990s Pepito's son, Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, took over the vineyards and took Querciabella's reputation to new heights. He saw to it that Querciabella was one of the first wineries in Italy to convert to organic viticulture and was a pioneer in his biodynamic approach. Sebastiano's passion for animal rights also led to the vegan certification of Querciabella. Today Querciabella's vineyards span more than 100 hectares, located in Chianti Classico and Maremma and are planted with all the grape varieties that Pepito only dreamed of when purchasing that first hectare of vineyards.
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