Plenty of perfumed sandalwood and incense aromas presage this powerhouse red, which is bright and fluid, with some stiff tannins on the back end. Really blossoms after about an hour and a half in the glass. Best from 2014 through 2028.
Dark ruby, with an amber edge. Intense aromas of ripe plum and fresh mushroom follow through to a full body, with silky-soft tannins and a fresh clean finish. Crisp and decadent.
Produced exclusively in exceptional vintages, and in limited quantities, Il Quercione is the maximum expression of the terroir of Campogiovanni. The Il Quercione vineyard is planted on medium textured, sandy, mineral rich clay soil. Maceration and fermentation in stainless steel lasted 25 days. The wine aged two years in French oak tonneaux and three years in bottle.
In 1984, San Felice purchased Campogiovanni, located in Montalcino. The estate's 49 acresof vineyards are planted entirely to Sangiovese, with 35 dedicated to Brunello and 14 toRosso. Some vines were already present when the property was purchased, but many more were planted during the 1980s. The vineyards are located at an elevation of 820-984 feet with a south-southwest aspect. This position allows it to benefit from the mild breezes that come in from the Mediterranean, which keeps the humidity from accumulating. The vines are planted on medium textured, largely silty sand with some clay, on sandstone and calcareous marl. The terroir provides a steady, yet slow-paced ripening, which is favorableto producing vines of significant qualitative integrity. The wines of Campogiovanni are produced with the intent of allowing the wines to express all their potential.