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Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico 2009

ID No: 442042
Country:Italy
Regions:Tuscany
Chianti
Grape Type:Sangiovese
Winery:Querca al Poggio
Organic:Yes
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Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico 2009 is made from 80% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo and Colorino

Quercia al Poggio Chianti Classico is produced in limited quantities from grapes grown to certified organic farming protocols. The estate releases a single Chianti Classico from a selection of the cellar’s finest sangiovese and other traditional native grapes. A small proportion of wine from sangiovese only is bottled as Chianti Classico Riserva, which receives longer maturation in oak and ageing in glass.


DESIGNATION: Chianti Classico DOCG.

AREA OF PRODUCTION: Monsanto – Barberino val d’Elsa.

FIRST VINTAGE: 1997

TRAINING SYSTEMS: Cordon-trained and spur-pruned, Guyot.

SITE: Vineyards are located on the hill, half overlooking the north valley towards Barberino Val d’Elsa and half looking south towards Castellina.

SOIL TYPE: Limestone and clay with sections of schist and calcareous-clay galestro.

YELDS: 35q/ha

HARVEST METHOD: Manual.

WINEMAKING: Traditional in temperature-controlled steel and cement containers.

 


"Showing notes of sandalwood, espresso and red berries on the nose, this wine has a lovely silky attack and an attractive ferrous quality complementing red plum and earth notes. It has excellent length and is ready to drink now. A blend of 80% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo and Colorino aged 24 months in 500L oak tonneau. Produced in the Monsanto - Barberino Val d’Elsa zone with limestone and clay soil at about 400m altitude. The 15 ha vineyard is organically farmed."
- i-winereview (April/May 2016), 90 pts

Winery: Querca al Poggio

Querca al Poggio Estate:

Querca al Poggio is situated about 400 metres a.s.l. at Monsanto, in the municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa.

Owned by the Rossi family, the property extends over 100 hectares of woodland nature reserve where vines and olive trees are cultivated to organic farming protocols.

In 1997, Michela and Vittorio embarked on an extensive renewal programme of wine operations, from gradual replanting of the fifteen hectares under vine to rationalisation of the cellars and the introduction of meticulously selected mid-sized oak containers to conserve the original features of the sangiovese and other traditional nature varieties grown on the estate.

The heart of the winery is a nineteenth century farming settlement and what was once a monastery belonging to the Vallombrosan brothers from nearby Badia a Passignano.

Sangiovese has been joined in the new vineyards by plantings of ciliegiolo, colorino, canaiolo and malvasia nera. We have sought to combine new planting techniques with the latest findings on clones and rootstock to respect the local territory and bring out the full potential of the varieties. Wherever possible, we have used budwood from estate vines for regrafting.

Vineyards are located on the hill, half overlooking the north valley towards Barberino Val d'Elsa and half looking south towards Castellina. The structure of the limestone and clay soil with sections of schist and calcareous-clay galestro, and the special location of the vineyards afforded by the geological formation of the hill itself, ensure sunlight and low humidity while the woodland setting encourages a healthful site climate.

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