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Three-Pack Special: 2010 Querciabella Turpino Toscana Rosso IGT Tuscany, Italy 92 POINTS

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If you love Super-Tuscans like I love Super-Tuscans, you will be completely bowled over by today's Three-Pack Special, the 2010 Querciabella Turpino Rosso IGT. Powerful yet elegant, displaying beautiful fruit characters yet terroir-driven, this compelling beauty raises the already high bar that has been set here at Bin Ends for the genre. If you haven't yet experienced these beautiful unions of French varietals and Tuscan terroir, I guarantee you that today's wine will make you as ardent a fan as I am!

Querciabella Winery may be a young player in the Tuscan wine scene, but it has quickly established itself as a producer of some of the finest and purest wines coming out of the region. Established in 1974 by Giuseppe Castiglioni, Querciabella's holdings include prime Chianti Classico vineyards in the communes of Greve, Panzano, Radda and Gaiole as well vineyards in Maremma on the Etruscan coast. Guiseppe and his son Sebastiano, who is currently at the helm, have both espoused the philosophy that the best wines are crafted with minimal intervention and respect for nature. To that end, they adopted organic practices in the late 1980's; Sebastiano converted to cruelty-free (VEGAN) biodynamic viticulture in 2000. Eschewing the use of chemicals, GMOs, animal products and over-manipulation of the winemaking process, Sebastian let the grapes and the terroir do most of the work and all of the talking. The results are pretty breathtaking.

The 2010 Turpino is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. The grapes are sourced from the winery's holdings in Maremma as well as the commune of Greve in Chianti Classico. They are hand-harvested and undergo a brief cold maceration, followed by a slow and natural fermentation process with the aid of indigenous yeast. The grapes spend 16 months in oak, 20% of which is new. The three varietals are aged separately up until this point; they are then blended in cement tanks for an additional 8 months before bottling. Check out the press!

James Suckling, 92 points
"A red that shows dried berries and hints of cedar on the nose and palate. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Made from biodynamically grown grapes. Drink or hold." (October 20, 2014)

Wine Spectator, 91 points
"Driven by a lively structure, this rich red exhibits cherry and plum flavors that show a touch of leather, tobacco and dried herbs. This stays persistent and long, tightening up on the dense finish. Drink now through 2018. 170 cases imported." (August 31, 2014)

Given the wine's age and the dates of the reviews, we were compelled to do some serious tasting to see how the wine has held up over the last few years. I am happy to report that the 2010 Turpino is drinking beautifully RIGHT NOW; its primary and secondary flavor components are seamlessly integrated; its tannins are supple and there is still plenty of acidity. What does this mean? You can throw all patience out the window and drink it NOW or cellar some for a while to save for a special occasion. Whatever you do, you are sure to be very pleased. CHEERS!
14% Alcohol

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