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Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Picchio

Castello di Querceto
$63.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionTuscany
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionChianti Classico
Drinking Window
GrapesSangiovese
Wine Description:
Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Picchio is a premium wine produced by the renowned Castello di Querceto winery in the Chianti Classico appellation of Tuscany, Italy. The wine is made from carefully selected grapes grown in the winery's vineyards, which are characterized by their high altitude and rocky soil. The winemaking process involves traditional techniques, including fermentation in stainless steel tanks and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of the Sangiovese grape, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and earthy undertones. This wine is a perfect representation of the Chianti Classico Gran Selezione style, which is known for its exceptional quality and aging potential. Read more
Pros:
  • Complex aromas of cherry, plum, licorice and tobacco
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Cons:
  • The wine has a high tannin level, which could be too astringent for some palates
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User Rating:

4.1
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Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Gran Selezione Il Picchio boasts an inviting bouquet of ripe cherries and plums, with hints of spice and earthy notes. On the palate, it is full-bodied and well-structured, offering an elegant balance of ripe tannins, soft acidity and a lingering finish. It is an excellent example of the traditional Chianti Classico style, showcasing a harmonious blend of complexity, intensity and finesse. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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