Having established a formidable reputation for quality in Chiantio Classico, in 1997 Querciabella planted their first vineyards in the wild, untamed Maremma, on the southern coast of Toscana.
The first vintage of Mongrana, released in 2005, was met with immediate acclaim. In 2013 Wine Spectator named it one of the world’s Top 100 Wines. Further awards from the magazine followed in 2019 and 2020, with Top 100 Wines and one of only 8 Italian reds at 90+ points.
The grapes of Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are harvested at the peak of phenolic maturation, each variety being treated individually up to the final blend. Following gentle fermentation management, the wine undergoes élevage in cement vats for at least 10 months, until it is ready to be blended and bottled. Mongrana is unoaked.
Mongrana is an exceptional wine at an exceptional price.
£18.45 – £100.00
‘Mongrana’ Maremma Toscana DOC is a still, dry red wine made by Querciabella in Italy’s Toscana.
Grape(s): Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Bottle size & closure: 750ml, Cork
Intense ruby red in the glass.
Well-defined aromas of ripe fruit, with morello cherry, blackberry and blue- berry yielding to notes of kirsch, ivy, pine. As it opens in the glass, a more complex bouquet emerges, with hints of leather, coffee powder, cocoa and a touch of liquorice.
Juicy, fresh sip, with soft tannins. The long finale is savoury with mineral, iron notes that persist in the mouth.
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Querciabella is an organic and vegan estate. The holdings in the Maremma are farmed biodynamically.