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Querciabella’s Radiant 2010 Camartina Returns!
January 10, 2020
A Note from Sergio

One thing about Tuscan winemakers: they know how to grow international varietals while staying true to Italy's land, traditions, and history. Planted on Italian soil by Napoleon's army, as well as Florentine merchants, these so-called "international" grapes were adopted by Italian winemakers centuries ago and, over time, these producers made these varietals their own, and today, grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot are as much a part of the Tuscan landscape as Sangiovese or Malvasia.

Toscana's rolling hills and cooling Mediterranean breezes are perfect for growing the grapes used in Bordeaux-style blends. Even Toscana cuisine--thick slices of bruschetta lightly rubbed with garlic and topped with sweating pig's fat called lardo, vegetable and stale bread ribollita, pencil-thick pici pasta dressed in a boar ragu and the classic bistecca Fiorentina--fit not only the lush and savory Sangiovese but also the more tannic Cabernet Sauvignon, peppery Cabernet Franc or dark-fruited Merlot. For these reasons (and many more), Super Tuscans have won the hearts of fans across the globe.

Founded in the 1970s, Querciabella perfected its Chianti Classico before creating its Super-Tuscan Camartina. In 1999, Querciabella shifted Camartina's protocol, and the wine changed from being a lean, stern and powerful wine to a graceful, mature wine that brims with character. But even more to the point, Camartina drinks with the heart and the soul of its Tuscan lands--It's hard for me to drink Camartina and not feel like I'm drinking that ineffable light of Toscana itself. You open a bottle of Camartina and experience a glow, like the sun made tangible. Today, I'm delighted to offer a new allocation of magnum bottles of Querciabella's superb 2010 Camartina--drink one of these in winter, and you'll feel the sun on your shoulders and a light in your heart.

Enjoy!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Only at IWM: Big, Beautiful Bottles of Querciabella's Superb 2010 Camartina
2. Wine Events: Upcoming January Wine Tasting Events

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Sergio Esposito
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Querciabella Camartina 2010 1.5L
Querciabella Camartina 2010 1.5L
Price: $249.99

Precise and layered, the 2010 Camartina personifies elegance, and with about a decade of age, it’s just entering its drinking window. Super-ripe red and black fruits leap from the glass, joined by balsamic herbs, rain-spattered wildflowers, worn leather, warm pipe tobacco and spices. Juicy and succulent, this wine wraps its fruits around a serious mineral spine, while fine-grained tannins meld seamlessly with electric acidity--this wine has the balance and the structure for the long haul! A blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese grown in clayey, mineral-rich vineyards, grape varietals ferment separately with indigenous yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel; after blending, the wine ages for about 18 months in barrique before bottling without fining or filtration. Camartina is a completely biodynamic, vegan, natural wine that glows with the warmth of its Greve terroir. more info