It’s always exciting when the wine world witnesses the genesis of a new region, and, with many winemakers tapping into its enormous viticultural potential, there is a real buzz about Maremma. This territory has been thriving with life and trade since the Etruscan and ancient Roman times. And wine played a large part in luring enthusiasts to its shores.
Querciabella arrived in Alberese, Grosseto, in the late 90s. Here is where we trialled biodynamic viticulture before applying it to the rest of our estates, working with a range of international grape varieties yielding traditional and innovative styles. Our breakthrough in Maremma came in 2005 with Mongrana Rosso, a deceptively simple expression of Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot, followed a few years later by Turpino, a barrel-aged red blend, sumptuously rich and spicy.
Vine age and two decades of biodynamic and organic practices mean our wines now really are better than ever. However, as a fine producer with a penchant for experimentation, we could not be resting long on our laurels. So, enamoured with the intensity of flavours and that subtle hint of saline minerality that characterise the region’s white grapes, we created a delicious and approachable wine that delivers the refinement you’d expect from Querciabella.
Mongrana Bianco, our new Vermentino-based wine, is a taste of things to come. Made with the same minimal intervention to mirror the defining traits of its red sibling, it illustrates the qualities we seek from the Maremma: restrained power, coastal freshness and the purity of fruit which is our hallmark. The excellent 2020 vintage gave us about 5000 bottles which we hope to grow over time.
No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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