Querceto di Castellina Podalirio 2019
“Iphiclides Podalirio” is the scientific name for the “Scarce Swallowtail” butterfly. This beautiful, pale yellow and dark black winged butterfly is found throughout the Querceto estate.
Originally this wine label had been a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese. Since 2005 it has been 100% Merlot. The Merlot vines in the Belvedere and Campolungo vineyards express the terroir and the potential and purity of the variety.
Wine Enthusiast – “A classic Old World nose starts with tar, leather and pencil shavings before cranberry and blackberry notes emerge. Mixed berries dominate the palate. Cherries, raspberries and more blackberries join with orange peel, savory black olives and thyme. Tannins are confident but relaxed, with punchy acid that lifts the fruit and results in length and depth.” (93 Pts)