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2016 | Agricole Querciabella | Palafreno

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Red Wine: 2016 | Agricole Querciabella | Palafreno

The nose reveals typical notes of red fruit and berries accompanied by complex hints of eucalyptus, rosemary, white pepper and roasted coffee. On the palate it is rich, balanced, with a pleasant freshness and silky and perfectly integrated tannins with a long finish that refers to fruity and mentholated memories. The Palafreno is a true purebred horse, just as its name indicates, which recalls the parade horses of medieval knights.

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Producer: Agricole Querciabella

Ratings: WS | 94

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

ABV: 14%

Varietal: Merlot

    Country/Region: Italy, Tuscany

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      Detailed Description

      The Palafreno di Querciabella is a 100% Merlot produced with grapes grown organically in the two vineyards Cipresso and Marrone at about 350-400 meters above sea level in Ruffoli, Greve in Chianti. It is produced only in the best years, from 2000 to today only 9 years have been considered suitable for its production. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand in 9 kg boxes, then transferred to oak vats for pressing and subsequent 18-day maceration. Aging takes place in French oak barriques (30% of which are new) for 18 months. The nose reveals typical notes of red fruit and berries accompanied by complex hints of eucalyptus, rosemary, white pepper and roasted coffee. On the palate it is rich, balanced, with a pleasant freshness and silky and perfectly integrated tannins with a long finish that refers to fruity and mentholated memories. The Palafreno is a true purebred horse, just as its name indicates, which recalls the parade horses of medieval knights.

        Reviews:

        • Wine Spectator: Black cherry and banana peel aromas segue to dark, brooding blackberry, plum, iron and underbrush flavors in this austere, powerful red. Dusty tannins leave a strong grip as this plays out on the long finish.

        Producer Information

        Founded in 1974, Querciabella enjoys the acclaim of the world’s most discriminating critics and consumers for wines such as Camartina, Batàr, Palafreno and Querciabella Chianti Classico. In its uncompromising pursuit of quality, sustainability and authenticity, Querciabella has continually honed its approach to biodynamic viticulture for over a decade. With vineyards located throughout Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Maremma areas, Querciabella exemplifies the mindful preservation of tradition through forward-thinking, albeit completely natural, winemaking.
        With 183 acres of prime Chianti Classico vineyards – located in the municipalities of Greve, Panzano, Radda and Gaiole – in addition to 79 acres in Maremma on Tuscany’s unspoiled Etruscan coast, Querciabella’s holdings represent the largest extensions of biodynamically farmed (certified organic) vineyards in Italy, contributing extraordinary biodiversity to local and surrounding ecosystems and serving as a sanctuary for thriving numbers of honeybee colonies.

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