Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 Bottle size: 1500ml

Italy, Tuscany
R1,300
In stock
(Only 8 left)
93+
AG
Large format
Tasting notes:
'The 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva is an attractive wine built on aromatics and structure, with the fruit more in the background. It will be interesting to see if it fleshes out with more time in bottle. Sweet red cherry, lavender, rose petal, mint and spice gradually develop in the glass, but the 2016 remains quite reticent. It will be interesting to see if time in bottle brings out more depth. Today, the 2016 is decidedly shy. I very much like the energy here. Drinking window 2020 - 2036.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93+/100 (Aug 2019)

'A big Chianti Classico, with vanilla and resin notes from new oak wrapped around cherry, strawberry, iron and earth flavors. This verges on racy despite the breadth, with a dense swath of tannins providing grip on the finish. The oak is up front and should be absorbed well over time. Best from 2022 through 2038.' – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 93/100 (Oct 2020)

'Greve in Chianti. 100% Sangiovese. Beautiful, concentrated ruby. Quite closed and backward, but subtle and complex on the nose. Bags of concentrated fruit and yet super-elegant palate. Vibrant with perfectly built, long, fine tannins. Refreshing and complex.' – Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, 18/20 (Feb 2020)

Alc: 13.5% | TA: 6.28 g/L | PH: 3.31

About Querciabella:
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.
More Information
Condition New
Winemaker Guido De Santi and Manfred Ing
Alcohol 13.5%
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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