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2009 Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico DOCG, Tuscany, Italy

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Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Sangiovese, Canaiolo

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $17

Search Rank 4836 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 4836th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 6337th

Score: 88   When to drink: 2013+
The Wine-Searcher score of 88/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
89/100    
88/100    
87/100   2013+
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Grape Variety

The Chianti Blend is a classic, long-established blend of wine grapes used in the wines of Tuscany, most obviously those from Chianti. The blend’s primary constituent is Tuscany's favorite grape variety, Sangiovese. This is accompanied by small quantities of lesser-known Tuscan grape varieties Canaiolo, Colorino, Ciliegiolo and Mammolo. The typical wine made from this blend shows aromas o ...more


Region
  • Chianti Classico is the heartland of the Chianti wine region – its traditional and longest-established viticultural area. The term classico is used in this way in several Italian wine regions (Orvieto and Valpolicella, for example), although Chianti is almost certainly the most famous example. This fame is due not just to the high quality of the wines, but also to the classico zone's iconic Tuscan landscape and winemaking traditions. The typical Chianti Classico wine is a ruby-red, Sangiovese-based wine with aromas of violets and cherries and a hint of earthy spice.

    Bottles of Chianti Classico wine are marked by the DOCG's black cockerel logo. While this symbol has a clear practical application ( ...more

  • Chianti, situated in Tuscany in central Italy, is home to probably the best-known and most iconic of all Italian wines. Although a wine of ancient origin, Chianti has been recognized by its geographical area only since the Middle Ages.

    The official Chianti wine zone was officially demarcated by Cosimo Medici III in the early 18th Century, and the wine’s defining character came abo...more

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