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Querciabella Toscana Camartina 2007

Querciabella Toscana Camartina 750ml 2007          
Sku: 1601124*

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 Vinous 93 points (Oct 2010)
The 2007 Camartina, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, is relatively understated in this vintage. Crushed flowers, berries and subtle French oak are woven together in a fine, silky fabric of notable class. The 2007 possesses terrific clarity and focus, if not quite the richness of the finest vintages. My impression is this will be a relatively early-drinking Camartina.
 Wine Spectator 91 points (Oct 31 2010)
A wine with lots of new wood, yet also plenty of currant and chocolate character underneath. Full and very tight, with chewy tannins, but the fruit density is impressive. Best after 2011. 1,165 cases made.-JS
 Wine Advocate 93 points (Oct 2010)
The 2007 Camartina, a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, is relatively understated in this vintage. Crushed flowers, berries and subtle French oak are woven together in a fine, silky fabric of notable class. The 2007 possesses terrific clarity and focus, if not quite the richness of the finest vintages. My impression is this will be a relatively early-drinking Camartina. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022.

Wine maker notes
The vineyards where the grapes for Camartina are grown have been cultivated organically since 1988, and have been converted to a strict biodynamic standard in 2000. 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 Sauvignon. Afterwards, the wine is transferred to barriques. The different cepages undergo separate elevage 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 elevage. The oak is 100% French, and comes Nevers and Troncais. It is 40% new and 60% 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 18 years after harvest. Camartina is made and released only if the vintage reaches a very high quality level. Camartina was not produced in 1989, 1992, 1998 and 2002 since the wine maker decided the quality was not sufficient. Camartina is bottled and packaged exclusively in the following formats: 0.750 liter [6 bottle wooden case]; 0.750 liter [6 bottle wooden case]; 1.5 liter [1 bottle wooden case]; 3 liter [1 bottle wooden case]; only in oustanding vintages, 6 liter [1 bottle wooden case] and 12 liter [1 bottle wooden case] are made. 2008 Camartina was released in Spring 2011. Camartina is produced without using any animal products or byproducts. It is therefore suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Toscano
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon,Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
 
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