About the Wine
Querciabella’s flagship, Camartina, is one of a handful of history-making wines that dramatically elevated the standing and prestige of Italian wine on the world stage. This critically acclaimed Super Tuscan is only produced in optimal vintages, while small-batch micro-vinification and an extremely limited bottling guarantee hand-crafted excellence. This silky smooth expression of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese embodies Querciabella’s quest for finesse, balance, and sheer drinkability.
The vineyards where the grapes for Camartina are grown have been organically farmed since 1988, and then fully converted to biodynamic techniques in 2000. The grapes are hand-harvested, de-stemmed, not crushed, then transferred into five-ton French oak fermenters. Afterward, the wine spends (élevage) one year in French barriques (30% new oak). The wines are released no later than 30 months after harvest, the estate ages the wine so you don't have to!
Tasting notes: The wine is driven by rich red fruits and silky tannins with compliments of Fein herbs, cocoa bean, and orange zest. Camartina displays depth and personality highlighted by an elegant and everlasting finish. This rich and layered Super Tuscan captures the pinnacle of Tuscany with complexity and harmony.
A dense, rich red with dried-berry, orange-peel, and chocolate character. Full body, soft, silky tannins, and a long, flavorful finish. A blend of Sangiovese and cabernet. Biodynamically grown grapes. Better in 2016. ~95JS
The 2011 Camartina is rich, layered, and exquisite in the glass. Fine, silky tannins provide the backdrop as this super-refined, polished Tuscan red shows off its personality. These hillside vineyards above Greve often yield wines of total finesse. That is certainly the case here. The 2011 Camartina isn't a blockbuster, instead it is a wine that impresses for its balance and overall harmony. ~94Vinous
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