The name Querciabella is entirely appropriate to this estate in Chianti, which is surrounded by a sheltering forest of magnificent trees. Sebastiano Castiglioni is at the helm of one of the most innovative wineries in Italy, spearheading vegan and biodynamic practices in his two estates. Helped by the incredibly talented South African winemaker Manfred Ing, Querciabella are releasing not only some of the purest expressions of Chianti Classico but also venturing into Super-Tuscan territory with Camartina and Palafreno. Querciabella are also responsible for one of the most acclaimed Italian whites, Batàr, alongside a range of exciting Maremma wines.
This magnificently elegant and sumptuous Merlot is made from grapes grown on the finest vineyard sites on the estate. Complex aromas open gradually in the glass to reveal sweet dark cherry characters and notes of spices and exotic, wild herbs. The palate is wonderfully harmonious with superb depth of rich fruit, subtle tannins and a complex spicy note from ageing...more
Bottle 75cl £75.78
Bottle 75cl £78.68
Undoubtedly the star of the show for me, this wine bears all the hallmarks of beautiful, intense Tuscan Cabernet. Showy and rounded with a wild, spicy and concentrated texture. There are hints of smoke and tar beneath the dense, sweet core of fruit and exotic spice. The finish is long, rich and impressive. Wonderfully youthful in its freshness quite...more
Bottle 75cl £82.86
Imperial 600cl £705.44