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Castello di Querceto Il Sole di Alessandro 750ml 2008
Sku: 1808848*
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Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Colli della Toscana Centrale
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Still wine
Reg. 85.99
On Sale $68.99
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Color: very deep ruby red Bouquet: elegant and complex Flavor: harmonic, supple, deep, long and well structured
Wine Spectator 89 points - Delivers a mix of cherry, currant, herb and spice flavors, backed by vibrant acidity and firm tannins. Stays trim and lean on the moderately long finish. Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2013 through 2020. -BS  (Jun 15 2012)

Vinous 92 points - The 2008 Il Sole di Alessandro (Cabernet Sauvignon) is another impressive wine. Here, too, the wine’s depth and balance stand out. Varietal aromas and flavors take a back seat to a distinctly Tuscan personality in this full-bodied, powerful red. Smoke, incense and French oak wrap around the potent finish.  (Aug 2013)

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Food pairing
Food matches: red meat dishes and game Serving temperature: 18/20°C Uncork at least two hours before serving

Producer
Castello di Querceto and the lands surrounding it are places full of history and atmosphere. Once the castle rose in a strategic and defensive position like a sentinel on the "Via Cassia Imperiale”, one of the main roman roads built by the Emperor Adriano in the 123 a.C. Nowadays it protects the treasure of its vineyards and olive-groves which spread along the valley of Dudda from "Passo del Sugame”, and, after Dudda, towards Lucolena and "Monte San Michele”. The castle dates back to the Lombardic time and it still preserves the medieval shape with a long "L” body and the tower with the Guelph battlement in the middle of the front. It was built in the XVI century a.C. after the destruction of the previous building, burnt and sacked during one of the several local wars at the end of the XV century. Also the houses surrounding the castle and the boundary walls were dismantled. Only the side of the wall dominating the valley remained and it is still there supporting the new building. During the construction the castle was owned by the Canigiani family, later it was bought by the Pitti, and remained for a long time their country residence.

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