Querciabella Stands Out in Annual Tuscany Review

In its annual tasting report, Wine Spectator unveils the Power of Tuscany and praises Querciabella wines for their consistent quality and great value.

Wine Spectator has Querciabella coming through with flying colours in its end of the year review of Tuscany. With a score of 96/100, Camartina 2015 counts among the TOP 10 Tuscan wines tasted this year by Bruce Sanderson, another remarkable result for a wine that will be remembered as one of the defining vintages of the past decade. Bruce Sanderson has reviewed in the past year more than 675 Tuscan wines, mostly reds, hailing from some of the most prestigious regional denominations. At the high-end sits a mix of Super Tuscan, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, and of course, Chianti Classico, the best scoring appellation across vintages.

It’s the lesser-known corners of the region, though, that attract genuine wine connoisseurs like Bruce Sanderson in search of ferment, excitement as well as great value. In this respect, Maremma on the Southern Tuscan Coast ticks all the boxes. Querciabella Mongrana perfectly exemplifies the rise of this appellation in the wine stardom, getting more recognition vintage after vintage. Mongrana 2018 was picked by Wine Spectator also as one of the Top Value Wines of 2020.

Ripe and polished, Mongrana offers plum, black cherry, liquorice and spice flavours. Vibrant and harmonious, with slightly chewy tannins gracing the lingering aftertaste. —B.S. (92/100)

To our great satisfaction, Wine Spectator and Bruce Sanderson in particular, have very positively reviewed Querciabella wines this year. Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva 2016 scored 93/100 points and back in May, Querciabella Chianti Classico 2016 also scored 93/100, testament to the greatness of the vintage and our ability to deliver stunning varietal expressions of Sangiovese.

Wine Spectator annual reviews are among the most comprehensive tasting reports and vintage charts in the whole industry. Bruce Sanderson is the publication’s senior editor and lead taster for Tuscany.

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