Aging: 18 months French oak (225 lt.), 12 months in the bottle
Current release: 2017
Named after the striking Podalirio species of butterflies (also known as Swallowtail), our single-varietal Merlot made its introduction to our range of wines back in 1999. This is a terroir-driven Merlot that surely gets more beautiful with age.
An intelligent and refreshing Merlot, somewhat out of the ordinary yet classically smooth and easy drinking. The tannins feel active and firm and hold tightly onto the opulent black fruit creating shape and balance. Acidity is taut and contributes a sensation of lightness and lift. An excellent match for roasted vegetables, gamey meats and dishes using sweet spices.
At Querceto, we wholeheartedly believe great wine is made in the vineyard.
It's the reason we focus on those grape varieties that best express our terroir, like Sangiovese.
It?s also why we apply organic techniques for managing our 28 acres of vines, and focus on producing wines of high quality without chemical treatment and as little disruption as possible to the natural surroundings.