Castello di Querceto 'Cignale', Tuscany, Italy, 2012

A fantastic Tuscan wine which is drinking beautifully now, but can age for a further few years.

Named Cignale, after the local Wild Boar that like to attempt to eat the grapes in the vineyard! Each box contains a random selection from the 6 different label designs.

The François family settled in Tuscany from France in the 18th century, since then they have played a vital role in the development of the Tuscan wine industry. In 1924, Castello di Querceto was one of the 33 founder members of the Chianti Classico Consortium. Since 1978, the company has been directed by Alessandro François who ensures that the characteristics and potential of each vineyard is represented in every wine he produces.

Cignale demonstrates Alessandro’s policy of keeping special vineyard sites separate when they show unique personalities and qualities.

Tasting Notes:

Intense aromas of blackcurrant and spice continue on to the ripe palate and are joined by notes of red currants. Stunningly complex with fresh acidity and a long finish. 

Serving Suggestion:

Try with grilled red meats, or strong mature cheeses.

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Size: 75cl

ABV: 13.5%

Closure: Cork