Querciabella Chianti Classico 2017
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Chianti Classico|
The 2017 Chianti Classico is bright, floral and beautifully lifted, with lovely red berry and rose petal character. Pliant and supple, with terrific balance, the Querciabella 2017 is one of the more refined, restrained Chianti Classicos readers will come across in this vintage, with Radda very much driving the personality of the wine in its aromatic and red fruit profile. The 2017 finishes with terrific energy and nuance. This is the second vintage in which most of the wine was aged predominantly in 500L barrels and 30HL casks.
Fragrant purple flower, menthol and spice aromas lift out of the glass. It's linear and elegantly structured, offering ripe Marasca cherry, orange zest, licorice and espresso flavors alongside polished, fine-grained tannins. Drink through 2023.
Lean and wiry, this red evokes cherry and currant flavors fused to lively acidity and chalky tannins. Not a wine you can cozy up to, but has intensity. Best from 2021 through 2028. 7,500 cases made, 4,181 cases imported.
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