2001 Querciabella “Camartina”
Praise towards an Italian IGT wine – can it be? Oh yes.
So why is this wine great?
The blend is not usually my favourite – (70% Cabernet / 30% Sangiovese) – as I tend to find Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon a bit neutral – with very little complexity and mainly too much blackcurrant for my taste. Sangiovese – well…Sangiovese is just better alone, with that bright red fruit giving joy.
However – Tuscany is a place where generalization can prove to me a dangerous game.
This wine is sensational delicious. It’s utterly fresh and cool tempered and just so Italian – despite it’s grape mixture. The nose holds; leather, red fruit (yummy), lots of Tuscan herbs and so sleek and elegant. It's vibrant young and has a divine slim curl around the tongue. It can be drunk from now-2020. Brilliant stuff.