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Podalirio 2012

Querceto Di Castellina, Tuscany Italy

Category: Solid red
Tags: Merlot

“Iphiclides Podalirio” is the name of a kind of butterfly with pale yellow wings and black stripes that can be found all over the Querceto estate. The butterfly is also on the label of this wine in the Chianti Classico DOCG region.

Deep garnet / black reflections and garnet hue. The bouquet is quite young yet, with bright sour berry fruit supported by sour brambly accents and a fair amount of wet wood as well as alcohol and some leather and spices.

Pleasant and zesty. On the palate it's full, with bright sour cherry fruit supported by smooth sweet cherry plum acidity, and by smooth sweet tannins with a slight cedary underpinning that flows into a long clean bright berry fruit finish. Quite pleasant; it will drink very well and age nicely for another 5-8 years, and perhaps more.

Grapes: Merlot
Production: 6.000
Location: Loc. Querceto, Castellina in Chianti
Harvest: Hand picked in September 2011
Vinficiazione : Stainless steel with termo controlled temperature
Aging: 18 months French oak 225 lt
Alcohol: 14,11%
Bottling: 1August 2013