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Querciabella Chardonnay Blend Toscana IGT Batàr 2005

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Wine Advocate The estates barrel-aged 2005 Batar (65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Blanc) is consistently one of Italys finest whites. The 2005 presents attractive suggestions of jasmine peaches and sweet tropical fruit on a medium-bodied frame buttressed by a lively note of minerality. While the 2005 is not one of the more opulent Batars it is nonetheless a very finessed wine that is sure to find many admirers. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017 Score: 90. Antonio Galloni June 2007. Wine Spectator Fresh apple flower and light toffee aromas follow through to a full body with a round texture and a long rich finish. There's loads of fruit and character yet this is refined. Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. Drink now. 1500 cases made. Score: 90. James Suckling October 31 2005.The best Tuscan white Italian Wines 2001 Gambero Rosso Editore 2001 Truly extraordinary Jancis Robinson MW Financial Times July 1516 2000

External Reviews for Querciabella Chardonnay Blend Toscana IGT Batàr

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting Notes65% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot BlancBatar reaches its full maturity about 42 months, after harvest. Before maturity, just like its Cousins of Burgundy, the wine may tend to shut down and to appear tight at tasting. Therefore, we strongly advise you not to consume it before it has reached maturity, about 3 and a half to 4 years after harvest, in order to enjoy it at its maximum potential. The maturity plateau is 4 to 12 years after harvest.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

Wine Advocate The estates barrel-aged 2005 Batar (65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Blanc) is consistently one of Italys finest whites. The 2005 presents attractive suggestions of jasmine peaches and sweet tropical fruit on a medium-bodied frame buttressed by a lively note of minerality. While the 2005 is not one of the more opulent Batars it is nonetheless a very finessed wine that is sure to find many admirers. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017 Score: 90. Antonio Galloni June 2007. Wine Spectator Fresh apple flower and light toffee aromas follow through to a full body with a round texture and a long rich finish. There's loads of fruit and character yet this is refined. Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. Drink now. 1500 cases made. Score: 90. James Suckling October 31 2005.The best Tuscan white Italian Wines 2001 Gambero Rosso Editore 2001 Truly extraordinary Jancis Robinson MW Financial Times July 1516 2000


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

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Wine Advocate The estates barrel-aged 2005 Batar (65% Chardonnay and 35% Pinot Blanc) is consistently one of Italys finest whites. The 2005 presents attractive suggestions of jasmine peaches and sweet tropical fruit on a medium-bodied frame buttressed by a lively note of minerality. While the 2005 is not one of the more opulent Batars it is nonetheless a very finessed wine that is sure to find many admirers. Anticipated maturity: 2007-2017 Score: 90. Antonio Galloni June 2007. Wine Spectator Fresh apple flower and light toffee aromas follow through to a full body with a round texture and a long rich finish. There's loads of fruit and character yet this is refined. Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay. Drink now. 1500 cases made. Score: 90. James Suckling October 31 2005.The best Tuscan white Italian Wines 2001 Gambero Rosso Editore 2001 Truly extraordinary Jancis Robinson MW Financial Times July 1516 2000

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