Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico 2011

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 124442
  • V88
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Brilliant ruby red. The bouquet is delicate and appealing. Dry and balanced, with a soft and elegant body.

Pair with red meat dishes and cheese.

Critical Acclaim

"This opens with oak and coffee aromas supported by a core of black fruit. The palate offers dense cherry, plum and vanilla flavors, with espresso and chocolate accents. Pair this with barbecued meats or mildly seasoned cheeses."
88 Points

"Smoke, tobacco, incense, licorice and dark cherries waft from the glass as the Castello di Querceto's 2011 Chianti Classico shows off its brooding, inward personality. Distinctly powerful and rich, the 2011 shows a much more masculine side of Sangiovese, with slightly wild notes that linger on the finish. This hearty, intense Chianti Classico is made for the dinner table. Best of all, the 2011 is a screaming value."
88 Points

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ernie68cal - Roseville, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/24/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Had this wine last night and it was great. paired really well with the ribeye. Full bodied with bold black fruit and so smooth
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Learn About Castello di Querceto Map ItMap It

The François family, which settled in Tuscany in the 18th century, has owned the Castello di Querceto estate since 1897. Of French origin, the family has produced such illustrious personalities as Giuseppe François, a noted mathematician, and Alessandro, an expert on archaeology and the discoverer of important Etruscan works like the celebrated François Vase, which is now preserved...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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