A 16th-century castle built on the site of a Roman tower dating to 123 A.D. is the center of this Tuscan wine that is steeped in vinicultural history.
The Querceto family helped found the Chianti Classico consortium nearly 100 years ago. Its vineyards in the Valdarno hills are the sources of the sangiovese, canaiolo and trebbiano grapes in this wine.
All this tradition settles nicely on the taste buds with a medium body and red fruit flavors.
Sherry: “Dry and smooth with fruit flavors of cherry and raspberry with mild earthiness and leather on the finish.” (3.75 stars out of 5)
Chris: “A leathery and dusty nose with black cherry and plum flavors and deliciously long tannins on the finish.” (3.75 stars out of 5)
Available from $9.50 to $13.
Coming next week: Condesa de Leganza Crianza