Caterina considers this wine to be the jewel in the crown of our entire production, which is why she has decided to dedicate it to her father Glauco: at the bottom of the label you can see "to my father", a fitting tribute to the figure who has been a reference point for the growth of the winery. In 2015, the vineyard from which the grapes originate reached maturity and, as a result, all the requisites are now in place to obtain a great wine with long ageing potential.
Intense and deep ruby red in colour, the noble Madonna della Querce presents a broad and fascinating nose. Varietal notes dominate, with ripe red fruit and jams, all accompanied by the spicy scent of wood, which remains in the background. The link between nose and palate is perfect. In the mouth it is ethereal, long and mineral, the tannins are well made, dense and elegant. A deeper analysis reveals a medium alcohol content and excellent levels of acidity and extractive substances. A wine that stands out above all for its elegance and refinement.
The soil is of Pliocene origin, dating back 2.5-5 million years. The texture is homogeneous, consisting of an alternation of tufaceous clay and sand.
La Piaggia vineyard, a small plot of one and a half hectares with soil and climate characteristics highly suited to Sangiovese.
From 370 mslm
Year of planting
After careful selection of the grapes, soft pressing follows. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of 26-28°C. Maceration on the skins lasts for 28-30 days, with pumping over.
At least 20 months in large casks followed by a period of refinement in the bottle.
About 25 years
Average annual production