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The Chianti by Castello di Querceto is fermented for around 10 days at 28˚C, and aged in stainless steel tanks.
Made mainly of Sangiovese grapes, this Tuscany wine comes in a ruby color, and has a floral aroma. Dry, and mildly acidic, this Italian classic is well-balanced, with notes of cherry, raspberry and red fruits, and subtle hints of earthy, smoky flavors.
Chianti goes great with a number of foods. Pair it with some bold cheese like pecorino to balance out its acidity, and some salty cured meats, like prosciutto, to ease the sweetness of the wine.
It also goes great with a lot of red sauce pasta. Have a glass with your Bolognese. Or if you prefer even heartier fare, this wine from Italy is excellent with baked lamb, or a some deliciously grilled steak.
The Castello di Querceto is an imposing and historic structure in the midst of the Chianti Classico area. Built by Emperor Hadrian in 123 AD as a lookout on one the main arteries of the Roman Era, the Via Cassia Imperiale, it stood tall until it was looted, burned and destroyed amidst the countless wars of that time, during the latter part of the 15th century.
The Castle was rebuilt in 16th century AD, and has, since 1897, been owned by the Franҫois family. It has become the emblem of the company. It now stands guard again, but this time over the vineyards and olive groves of the surrounding area.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.