Wine Querciabella, "Batar", Toscana IGT, 2009, 1.5 L
Wine deep straw-yellow color.
The wine has a rich, complex, harmonious and unique taste, its endearing oiliness, freshness, tones of grapefruit peel, dried apricots, juicy grass, almond, pear and mineral nuances.
Luxurious, rich and complex flavor of the wine is replete with tones of ripe fruit, flowers and wood tones, giving way to a second wave of aroma, reveals notes of butterscotch, vanilla, spices, flowers and nutmeg.
Wine perfectly combined with birds, especially with cream sauce, large crustaceans, delicate fish dishes, fish sauce, blue and mature cheeses.
White wine "Batar" is made from two grape varieties - Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc grown in the vineyard of the same name "batteries", which was planted in 1988. Interestingly, in the interval between 1998 and 1991 wine called "Batard-Pinot" and was created from Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. Crop harvested in 8 kilo crates and sent to the winery, where it is gently pressed. Aged wine in French oak barrels, 30% of which - the new, and 70% - one year of use. After bottling wine "resting" another 6 months in the cellar of the winery. In total, the aging process "Batar" takes about 20 months. Vintage 2009 was released in the spring of 2011, and reaches full maturity of wine at the end of 42 months from the date of harvest. In 2009 it was produced 15,000 bottles of wine. Aging potential of wine "batteries" of 4-12 years.
"Batar" from Querciabella - perhaps the most ambitious Pinot Blanc on the planet ... "- Robert Parker.
Winery "Kverchabella" founded in the Chianti Classico region in 1974 Giuseppe Castiglione, who had previously engaged in the manufacture and sale of steel in Mexico and earn a fortune. After some time, he decides to return to Italy and carries out his dream - the production of high quality wines. Year after year, Giuseppe acquire land, develop their own vineyards, winery and built a new cellar. As soon as a developing economy, and improved quality of wines, year after year, receiving more and more high ratings and positive feedback from experts. Thanks to Giuseppe Castiglione "Kverchabella" became one of the best farms in Tuscany.
Today the economy "Querciabella" led by the son of Giuseppe - Sebastiano, continuing the tradition of his father. He invests a lot of money and effort in improving the production of wines with a view to improving their quality, while clearly realizing that innovative ideas and advanced equipment have always been and will be secondary to the gifts of nature. The philosophy of management is to create high-quality wines that reflect the richness of the terroir. Since the late 1990s, the farm "Querciabella" only apply biodynamic methods of cultivation of grapes, which favorably affect the harmony of the earth and produced wines. Sebastiano Castiglioni has full control over the process of wine production, from planting the vines to the choice of material for the barrels. By the way, "Kverchabella" - the second in a row farm in Chianti Classico, which was introduced the practice of aging wine in oak barrels.