Querciabella Camartina 2010

Querciabella Camartina 2010

Manufacturer Querciabella

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Querciabella Camartina 2010

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95,00 €

Grapes :  Cabernet Sauvignon (70%); Sangiovese (30%)
Vintage : 2010
Bottle : 75 cl


Viticulture: Biodynamic since 2000; organic since 1988. Average production: 15,000 bottles (1,500 cases). First vintage: 1981 Average yield: Cabernet Sauvignon 25 hl/ha; Sangiovese 35 hl/ha. Average alcohol content: 13.5% vol. Ideal serving temperature: 15–18° C (59–64° F) The vineyards where the grapes for Camartina are grown  have been cultivated organically since 1988, and have been converted to a strict biodynamic standard in 2000.  The grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards   and harvested in 8 kilo crates. They are destemmed, they are not crushed, and then they are conveyed into temperature controlled stainless steel vats or, just for the very best parcels, small temperature controlled concrete vats. Here, alcoholic fermentation, maceration and malolactic fermentation take place. Macerations last about 12 days for the Sangiovese, and up to 20 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Afterwards, the wine is transferred to barriques. The different cépages undergo separate élevage for one year. At this stage, the best lots, selected through extensive tasting, are assembled into the final blend, and they undergo another year of élevage. The oak is 100% French, and comes Nevers  and Tronçais. It is 40% new and 60% one  year old. The wine is regularly racked and tasted  during the whole barrel maturation. After bottling  the wine rests for about six months before release. The wine is released no sooner than 30 months  after harvest. Depending on the vintage, it reaches  maturity between 4 and 7 years after harvest. The  plateau lasts until at least 18 years after harvest. Camartina is made and released only if the vintage reaches a very high quality level. Camartina was not  produced in 1989, 1992, 1998 and 2002 since the wine maker decided the quality was not sufficient. Camartina is bottled and packaged exclusively in  the following formats: 0.750 liter [6 bottle wooden case]; 0.750 liter [6 bottle wooden case]; 1.5 liter  [1 bottle wooden case]; 3 liter [1 bottle wooden case];  only in oustanding vintages, 6 liter [1 bottle wooden case]  and 12 liter [1 bottle wooden case] are made.  Camartina is produced without using any animal  products or byproducts. It is therefore suitable for vegans and vegetarians.     

Typology Red
Vintage 2010
Region Tuscany
Size 75 cl
Main Vine Cabernet Sauvignon
Wine Enthusiast 93/100
Wine Spectator 93/100
Antonio Galloni 95/100

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Querciabella

Product by: Querciabella

Querciabella opposes the use of GMOs, especially in agriculture, given their grievous environmental impact. The winery also rejects artificial manipulation in winemaking, including the practice of reverse osmosis, which compromises the natural chemical composition of wine. With 74 hectares (183 acres) of prime Chianti Classico vineyards – located in the communes of Greve, Panzano, Radda and Gaiole – in addition to 32 hectares (79 acres) in Maremma on Tuscany’s unspoiled Etruscan coast, Querciabella’s holdings represent the largest extensions of biodynamically farmed (certified organic) vineyards in Italy, contributing extraordinary biodiversity to local and surrounding ecosystems and serving as a sanctuary for thriving numbers of honeybee colonies.

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