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Castello di Querceto
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Red wine 2017 Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione "La Corte", Tuscany, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Price: 28.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #CdQ-L050280

Wine Review Report:

wein.plus rating: excellent (91 WP) What our ratings mean
Last reviewed: 9 July, 2020
Editor note: Astringent, firm, somewhat tobacco scent of red and black berries with delicate fleshy tones, pepper, a little bit of dried herbs, animal traces and clear minerality. Firm, finely juicy, ripe, rather tart fruit, spicy, slightly herbaceous and delicate melon tones, a hint of fresh butter, fine tannin, some bite, clear, rather chalky minerality, persistent on the palate, still young, a hint of rock candy, good depth, pomegranate tones, very good finish with much tart, at first predominantly red, but becoming darker with air

DOCG area for red wine in the Italian region of Tuscany. This wine, which is one level higher than the "normal" Chianti, comes from the classic Chianti region, which was already produced in 1716 by Grand Duke Cosimo III, a member of the Medici family. (1642-1723), which was much smaller at the time. In 1932, other areas or municipalities were added to complete the present area. The very wooded area covers 70,000 hectares, but only 7,000 hectares are used for wine growing. The suburbs of Florence form the border to the north, the Chianti mountains to the east, the rivers Pesa and Elsa to the west and Siena to the south. The circular 70-kilometre-long...

The region with the capital Florence is located in the centre of Italy on the Ligurian coast; it also includes the third largest Italian island Elba. It borders Liguria and Emilia-Romagna to the north, Marche and Umbria to the east and Lazio to the south. Besides Piedmont, Tuscany is probably the most famous Italian wine-growing region and also one of the most beautiful areas of the country in terms of landscape. Long before the Romans, the Etruscans were already cultivating wine here, making it one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Europe. In ancient times, the area formed...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

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