Chianti Classico L'Aura 2020, Querceto di Castellina (375ml)

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Chianti is a true food-wine. It's balancing acidity begs for pasta and tomato sauce, while its cherry fruits and subtly floral tones are as intriguing as they are inviting. This wine is a textbook example of Tuscany's most famous wine-growing region, and if you've never had a Chianti you liked, let this be your first. And better's a half-bottle, so you can try it out without committing to a full bottle!

This is Querceto di Castellina's premier wine, bottled for the first time in 1998. Jacopo and Filippo Di Battista dedicated this wine to their mother, Laura. The name is written in the apostrophized manner of Petrarch’s “Canzoniere” who called his muse Lady Laura, a perennial subject of unrequited love, in order to hide her identity and not draw the ire of her jealous husband. The illustration on the label is a drawing made by Jacopo’s grandmother in the 1930s of a decorative plate that had an angel holding flowers – which eventually became the company’s logo.

About the Winery

“A great wine is made on the vine” –  a phrase as used as it is truthful; it is for this reason that the planting of the vines all started with the careful consideration of the characteristics of our land and the varietals which best express the Querceto terroir. Located in Querceto, between the towns of Castellina and Radda in Chianti, mentioned as far back as the sixteenth century on the “Mappe dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa”, the estate extends for more than 125 acres, of which 27 acres are dedicated to the cultivation of the Sangiovese varietal for the production of Chianti Classico DOCG and about 7 acres are reserved for the olive groves.