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Podalirio 2016/2018

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  • Tasting Notes
  • Rosso Toscana IGT

    100% Merlot, Organic

    14.5% Alcohol

    Named after the striking Podalirio species of butterflies (also known as Swallowtail), this single-varietal Merlot made its introduction to the Querceto range of wines back in 1999. This is a terroir-driven Merlot that surely gets more beautiful with age.

    Querceto di Castellina has been in the family since 1945. L'aura Chianti Classico was the very first wine produced by Querceto di Castellina in 1998, with about 3,300 bottles.The Querceto di Castellina production has consistently grown over the past 19 years and we’re thrilled to share the wines with wine lovers around the globe, selling in key markets within the United States, Canada, Russia and throughout Europe. And it's always a pleasure to personally introduce each guest of the winery and agriturismo to our natural elegant and organic wines.

  • An intelligent and refreshing Merlot, somewhat out of the ordinary yet classically smooth and easy drinking. The tannins feel active and firm and hold tightly onto the opulent black fruit creating shape and balance. Acidity is taut and contributes a sensation of lightness and lift. An excellent match for roasted vegetables, gamey meats and dishes using sweet spices.

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