Querciabella Camartina Toscana Rosso 2013
Giuseppe (Pepito) Castiglioni, an industrial entrepreneur and lifelong wine lover bought a single hectare of a vineyard on a Tuscan hillside and set about creating an estate that now spans the breadth of the region. The name Querciabella means "Beautiful Oaks" as the vineyards in Ruffoli and Radda are surrounded by wonderful oak trees. Querciabella’s commitment to creating extraordinary wines, without causing harm or disrupting the delicate balance of nature, will not waiver. It is this commitment that makes their wines as lively and beautiful as their land, and it is how they will continue to innovate and to inspire for decades to come. But the real secret is in the soil, the very same from which grow the mightiest of oaks.
The growing season included a cool spring with abundant rainfall, followed by moderate summer heat and warm autumn temperatures, allowing the grapes to ripen gradually through the end of October. This extended, more traditional hang time, compared to recent vintages, produced harmonious and balanced wines.
Aromas of blueberries, elderberries, herbs, ink and hints of orange rind as well as a touch of cedar and slate. The palate is full but so refined and beautiful with tight, polished tannins and a long, fresh finish. Such a well-made Super Tuscan. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.
Querciabella original Super Tuscan demands a dish with substantial weight. While serious and structured, there is a finesse to Camartina that brings out an enormous array of nuanced flavours, spices and textures in dishes. There’s a variety of dishes you can play around with. We like Camartina with a side of Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Tagine with Chickpeas and Mint Pistachio Pesto or some sophisticated taste like Oyster and Trumpet Mushroom Coq au Vin with Roasted and Root Vegetables over Thyme-Scented Polenta.
Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Country: Tuscany - Italy