Querciabella Top Value wines win critical acclaim

In the current unpredictable international scenario, Querciabella Top Value wines have raised to fame for all the right reasons as consumers increasingly search for a sweet spot between accessibility and class.

Top Value Wines offer an affordable option in a winemaker’s range and represent the perfect starting point before delving into the more exclusive and expensive wines. At Querciabella, we don’t make a distinction based on the price tag, and we treat all our wines with the attention and respect they deserve. In fact, we have often been praised for the winemaking efforts we make across the range to produce the best possible wines from our distinguished vineyards.
Italy is home to a wealth of iconic wines that set benchmarks for their respective regions and the wine-producing world at large. As Decanter Magazine points out in their article about “Finding Value smart picks from Italy Top producers” star quality shines through at all levels. Querciabella Chianti Classico 2017 well deserves its spot in James Button’s list due to its authentic character and approachable wine style.

 

Chianti Classico 2017 · 91/100
A boozy cherry nose leads to a ripe, focused palate of strawberry and cherry fruits accompanied by subtle herbal notes, a touch of wood and some gentle spice. Grippy, structural tannins lean against the freshness of the acidity. Lovely!”
—James Button


While the global outlook remains uncertain, finding value in wines will be a major trend for the foreseeable future. Style and accessibility are quite rightly the biggest draws but, as Keith Newton of Wine Spectator highlights in the magazine Top Value Wines of 2020, value-priced wines also allow us to travel from our homes to places we have never been before. These characteristics are perfectly embodied by Mongrana 2018, our blend from Maremma, that ranks among the publication’s favourite elegant reds.

 

Mongrana 2018 · 92/100
Ripe and polished, this red offers plum, black cherry, liquorice and spice flavours. Vibrant and harmonious, with a lingering aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.”
—Bruce Sanderson


Echoing this message is Zekun Shuai, the associate editor at JamesSuckling.com. Mongrana 2018 ticks all the boxes for quality, value and exotic upbringing in the website Top 100 Value List and deserves a spot among the Super Tuscan smart buys.

 

Mongrana 2018 · 94/100
Plenty of fresh blackberry, blackcurrant leaf, pepper and liquorice on the nose. It’s full-bodied with delicious, wild brambleberry and herb notes, framed by firm, elegant tannins. Long, fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink from 2021. ”
—James Suckling


Value wines are also an excellent staple to replenish your wine cellar after all the festive season’s merrymaking. All Querciabella wines are also available for purchase directly from the cellar.

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