Querciolaia : Alicante Maremma Toscana DOC

Alicante was one of the first grape varieties planted in the Fattoria Mantellassi. Found throughout Spain, where it is known as Granaxa, and in France as Grénage, this variety has many biotypes.
It probably arrived in the Magliano in Toscana and Scansano hillsides during the Spanish occupation in 1600. First produced in 1977, Querciolaia is a wine with a long cellar life and excellent organoleptic characteristics. It is widely appreciated for its composite bouquet and its warm, unfussy, smooth and velvety palate.


GRAPES: 100% Alicante
ORIGIN: Magliano in Toscana
VINEYARD: Hillside with calcareous volcanic tufa soil. Grape yield: 5,000 kilos per hectare
VINIFICATION: Traditional red wine vinification with prolonged maceration on the skins
AGING AND FINISHING: Thirteen to sixteen months in barriques followed by several months of bottle aging

2016 90pt Luca Maroni
2016 90pt Wine Enthusiast
2013 Gold Grenaches Du Monde
2013 92/100 James Suckling Decanter-silver
2011 Silver Decanter World Wine Awards Decanter-silver
2011 90/100 James Suckling DP_Medallas_JamesSuckling-90