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QUERCIABELLA MONGRANA 2016 Vegan, IGT Toscana
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer QUERCIABELLA
Originally released in the May 16, 2020 Vintages Release. I assessed from a bottle purchased at the LCBO on September 27th due to a rave review reported to me be a fellow wine enthusiast. I was honestly astonished by the sky-high scores that this wine received from some well-known critics - as high as 95-points. Indeed, apparently some compared it to Tignanello and/or Guado al Tasso that cost up to six times the price. This organic blend of 50% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot has a deep intense dark ruby-purple colour. The nose, which is initially slightly dusty, has brick-tinged, ripe Damson plums and sandalwood. It is dry, medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, still youthful, fairly grippy, dark plum flavours with some faintly earthy, complex, fairly high acid, cedar-sandalwood notes along with some hints of red licorice on the lingering finish. This is a well-made wine, although I would not compare it to the aforementioned much high-priced, higher scoring stars. It has 14% alcohol and 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number L1816 on the capsule. CSPC 13653
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Gra Bra
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Rating ***(90 points)
Solid, Youthful, Quite Complex
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: Love the aromas of plums, cherries and currants with hints of flowers and undertones of dried flowers. Full body, round and silky tannins and fresh and bright finish. A blend of sangiovese, merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Needs two or three years to come together, but already beautiful. From biodynamically grown grapes and vegan. Score - 95 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, Nov. 7, 2019) Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 16, 2020
Cases bought 999 (12 bottles per case)

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