The Tuscan Masters is the annual competition organized by The Drinks Business that blind-tastes Tuscan wines from the Classic appellations along with the blends of Tuscan IGT. Querciabella once again wins top medals and a best-in-class award.
The Tuscan Masters are according to The Drinks Business the best Tuscany has to offer across different wine styles and appellations. In this year’s competition led by the publication’s editor, Patrick Schmitt MW, Querciabella wines scored top results including Silver Medals for Camartina 2015 and Querciabella Riserva 2016.
The tasting took place over two days in November at the Novotel London Bridge Hotel and was judged by David Round MW, Simon Field MW and Patrick Schmitt MW. The top wines were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze medals according to their result, and those expressions that stood out as being outstanding in their field received the ultimate accolade – the title of Tuscan Wine Master.
Mongrana 2017 has topped the category of Best Red Unoaked thanks to its intense but bright nature, sweet fruit and fine dry tannins. Quite an achievement to rank among the Tuscan Masters for a wine that used to be described as Querciabella simplest expression!
Quite pale ruby. Youthful, clean cherry scented nose, attractive, inviting. Delicious, masses of bright red berry fruit, cherry and touch of sour cherry brightness on finish, lots of fine dry tannin, quite nice clean finish. Long, balanced, easy, food-friendly red. Not super complex but lovely unoaked balanced fresh red. Honest.
— Tuscan Master
It’s no longer a secret that Mongrana offers an excellent deal to those seeking complexity and depth of flavours while delivering remarkable freshness and harmony. The vintage 2017 is the first one we bottled as Maremma DOC, acknowledging the innate relationship of this wine with its origins. The blend of Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot is a vibrant celebration of this variegated terroir, notably suited to the cultivation of both native and international vines.