2013QuercetoLAura2013 Querceto di Castellina, Chianti Classico, L’Aura, Tuscany, Italy.
Committed to organic farming and with glorious vista, Querceto di Castellina is a traditional producer of elegant Chianti Classico in the hills of Castellina in the northwestern part of the zone, between the cities of Florence and Siena. The L’Aura Chianti Classico is 100% Sangiovese and bares itself with pure varietal character showing a mix of fresh and poached fruits, spice and earthy elements with a touch of French oak, it is fermented in stainless steel and aged in a mix of small and medium sized barrels, mostly neutral as to not overly influence the Sangiovese. The 2013 is fresh and vibrant, but with good ripe flavors and a medium weighted palate of raspberry, plum, sugar beet and wild strawberry fruits along with pipe tobacco, cedar, savory spices, classic sappy herbs and anise tangy notes as well as the soft effect of the wood which lingers with a vanilla tinge. This is lightly tannic and with just enough rustic charm to encourage the use with food, it is much happier and joyous with it’s native cuisine, drink this easy to love Chianti Classico from 2016 to 2023.
($24 Est.) 91 Points, grapelive

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