The first time in Ottawa - QUERCIABELLA wines at La BOTTEGA. While there are hundreds of estates in Chianti Classico that craft well made, agreeable wines, only a few dozen regularly produce truly special wines. One of those estates is Querciabella, located in Greve in Chianti. The wines are true to their roots, offer lovely harmony and drinkability with excellent complexity. Even better is the fact that the farming here is biodynamic, a welcome practice for the environment and a philosophy that has taken the wines of Querciabella to another level.
Join us as La Bottega Chef Isabelle Larocque prepares a four course Tuscan dinner to pair with the wines whil Greg McCormick will co-host the and speak to the history of these special wines.
- 2021 Batar – Super-Tuscan white
- 2019 Camartina – Flagship Super-Tuscan red
- 2022 Mongrana
- 2020 Chianti Classico
Tuesday March 12th, 6-9pm
Includes four course dinner and four wines.
$180 per person
The story of Querciabella, or its charming translation ‘beautiful oak’, started in 1974 when oenophile and businessman, Giuseppe (Pepito) Castiglioni brought the estate. The Castiglione family has always pushed boundaries, by planting non-indigenous grape varieties and converting their vineyards to Biodynamic farming.
Since 1981, Camartina has been the estate’s leading Super-Tuscan. Camartina is part of a revolutionary but highly select group of wines, which firmly elevated Italian wine to the world stage. The estate was unhappy with the mediocrity of the Tuscan region, which, in turn, sparked creativity and innovation amongst the best wineries. Querciabella took a risk when producing Camartina, as they eschewed the strict rules of the Chianti Classico region.
Originally, the blend of Camartina favoured Sangiovese but over the years, Cabernet Sauvignon has usurped the traditional, Tuscan grape variety. This is due to the Bordeaux variety acclimatising to Ruffoli’s sandstone slopes. French Oak is the material of choice for the fermentation vessels, creating integrated tannins in the wine. The Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon wines are matured separately for 18 months in French Oak barrels. The leading barrels are selected to make up the final blend.
Please note this is a dinner, not a cooking class.
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