Querciabella Chianti Classico 2006

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $31.99
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Item No. 95899
  • WS91
  • RP91
Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

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

Chianti Classico reaches maturity between two and four years after harvest and the plateau lasts at least 10 years after harvest.

The ideal service temperature for Chianti Classico is between 59°–64° F.

Critical Acclaim

"
#81 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008

A rich, round wine, with plum and berry character and soft tannins. Full-bodied, with berry and dark chocolate character and a long finish. Juicy. Outstanding value. Drink now through 2012."
91 Points

"Gorgeous aromatics waft from the glass as the 2006 Chianti Classico Querciabella ... opens to reveal a super-elegant expression of fresh berries, flowers and tobacco. The plumpness of the fruit makes the wine very appealing today, but there is sufficient tannic clout to suggest at least medium-term aging potential. In recent years Quericabella’s Chianti Classico has established a new benchmark for finessed Chianti made in a contemporary style that nevertheless remains faithful to Sangiovese and the unique qualities of these sites. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021."
91 Points

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Rating:
(9/17/2010)
Parker gave this a good (91) rating. I found it a bit hard and closed-in. It needs 2-3 years of age. It will be a 91 and is well-made and certainly worth the price. Incidentally, I found it in the half-bottle at Chiaroscuro Restaurant in SF, at about $40. We did not order it because we already had tasted what we bought and thought it has not reached its prime. We liked the restaurant very much. They serve wonderful gnocchi. The chef, Alejandro Campatelli, is from Rome. We told him the gnocchi were the best since we had lunch at the Caffe Pantheon in Rome.
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Rating:
(6/11/2011)
I can see why it made the top 100. Can't find a better one to go with spaghetti or lasagna.
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Alan Hamlin - Albuquerque, NM (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/21/2010)
Opened wine and drank right away. Blueberries on the nose. Silky on the palate. Not heavy on oak or tannin.
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Learn About Querciabella Map ItMap It

Querciabella was founded in 1974 by Giuseppe Castiglioni, an avid collector of French wines and the owner of the largest collection of Louis Roederer Cristal throughout Italy. The property is now managed and owned by Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni who carries with him the fundamental philosophy of Querciabella. Cossia Castiglioni remarks Querciabella is dedicated to producing among...

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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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