Querciabella - Camartina 2007 Ml. 750
At least 24 months
The grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards, and harvested in 8 kilo crates. They are destemmed, they are not crushed, and then they are conveyed into temperature controlled stainless steel vats or, just for the very best parcels, small temperature controlled concrete vats. Here, alcoholic fermentation, maceration and malolactic fermentation take place.
Macerations last about 12 days for the Sangiovese, and up to 20 days for the Cabernet Suvignon.
Afterwards, the wine is transferred to barriques.
The different cépages undergo separate élevage for one year. At this stage, the best lots, selected through extensive tasting, are assembled into the final blend, and they undergo another year of élevage.
The oak is 100% French, and comes from Allier, Nevers, and Tronçais. It is 80% new and 20% one year old. The wine is regularly racked and tasted during the whole barrel maturation. After bottling the wine rests for about six months before release.
The wine is released no sooner than 30 months after harvest. Depending on the vintage, it reaches maturity between 4 and 7 years after harvest. The plateau lasts until at least 15 years after harvest.
Camartina is made and released only if the vintage reaches a very good quality level. Camartina was not produced in 1989, in 1992, and in 1998 since the wine maker decided the quality was not sufficient.
|Ageing and Fining||24 months in new barriques of allier|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Color||Elegant ruby red with initial garnet reflections|
|Aroma||Hints of blackberry and blueberry jam, mulberry, licorice, juniper, black pepper, vanilla, milk chocolate, leather and noble vegetable tones|
|Aroma||Vegetal, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Burnt, Vegetal|
|Taste||Vigorous and balanced with elegant tannins and spicy remarkable persistence|
|Serving temperature||16°-18° C.|
|Blend description||Cabernet sauvignon, sangiovese.|
|Matching||Roast, Braised meat, Red meat, Roasted red meat, Red meat stew, Grilled meat|
|Ideal with||Meat Red|