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2018 Querciabella Mongrana

Tuscany, ITALY
$27. 99 Bottle
$335.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 5 Years (2021-2026)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Diam Cork

Founded in 1974, Querciabella have received widespread critical acclaim for its wines which are located throughout Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Maremma areas. The first vintage of Mongrana was produced in 2005 with fruit sourced from a range of vineyards located in the Tuscan coastal region of Maremma. All of the vineyards have been biodynamically grown since inception.
Already labelled by many as “classic”, 2018 saw near perfect vintage conditions and a prolonged ripening season which delivered grapes of exceptional quality.

Savoury red fruits, a supple mouthfeel and long finish make for a Tuscan steal.

A blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon the wine is matured in a mixture of stainless steel tanks and cement. Opaque dark red black colour with a dark red hue. On the nose spicy red currant and red cherry fruits mix with tobacco, dried herb and earth notes. Despite only being medium bodied, the delicious palate is packed with rich red currant and ripe red cherry fruits which reign supreme over a back drop of dried herbs, subtle earthy tobacco characters and spice. Completely harmonious it finishes with beautiful freshness and refined, well integrated tannins that lend the wine a savoury feel. The long appealing finish polished and layered with red fruit.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
Plenty of fresh blackberry, blackcurrant leaf, pepper and licorice on the nose. It’s full-bodied with delicious, wild brambleberry and herb notes, framed by firm, elegant tannins. Long, fresh finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink from 2021.
94 points
JamesSuckling.com

Ripe and polished, this red offers plum, black cherry, licorice and spice flavors. Vibrant and harmonious, with slightly chewy tannins gracing the lingering aftertaste. Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2024.
92 points
Wine Spectator