Like the untamed nature of Maremma, Mongrana is vibrant and intense, a charming red wine to drink on its own or pair easily with a variety of flavours.

Grape Varieties

  • Sangiovese
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
This charming coastal red has a ton to offer. And it's a fabulous value.
Antonio Galloni 2021
Refined structure and lingering aftertaste.
Bruce Sanderson Wine Spectator 2015
Terrific super Tuscan blend that drinks beautifully.
Monica Larner Wine Enthusiast 2012
Bloody delicious, this medieval blend of poetry, of knights and horses.
Michael Godel Wine Align 2018

In 1997, having elevated the Chianti estate to the pinnacle of success, Querciabella set eyes on the southern Tuscan coast as the next fertile ground to put down roots, literally. At the time, Maremma was untamed, still steeped in wilderness. Here, just south of Grosseto, Querciabella chose the perfect white canvas, a seaside estate of 42 hectares, to plant new vineyards, biodynamic since inception in 2000.

Mongrana – first vintage 2005 – is the result of much experimentation and freedom of blending. Its good-tempered nature instantly rewards those seeking complexity and depth of flavours without renouncing remarkable freshness. In the words of world-famous critic Antonio Galloni: “There is so much to like here!”

The wine takes its name from that of the noble family of knights depicted by the Italian Renaissance poet Ludovico Ariosto in his masterpiece Orlando Furioso. And Mongrana’s rise to “Top 100 Wines of the World” (Wine Spectator, 2013) has been quite the journey! Bruce Sanderson picked it again in 2019 and 2020 for the magazine’s “Top 100 Value Wines” as well as one of “8 Italian Reds at 90+ points”; from James Suckling’s “Review of Italian Wines” to The Drinks Business list for the Best Unoaked Tuscan Red, it’s no secret that this epic red wine offers an excellent deal.

Harmony and simplicity are beautifully built around a supple core of fruit. We harvest Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon at the peak of phenolic maturation and work each variety individually up to the final blend. Following gentle fermentation management, the base wines undergo élevage in cement vats for at least ten months before they become Mongrana.

No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.


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