Querciabella, an Italy-based wine producer, has added Turpino 2010 to its portfolio of biodynamic fine wines.

The wine will be previewed at a tasting event for members of the trade and press at Rouge Tomate restaurant in New York City on 12 March 2013, before launching it on 14 March 2013 in London at the Armit Wines Italian Tasting event.

Turpino 2010 is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot that are grown in vineyard sites like Chianti Classico and Querciabella in Maremma.

Grapes for Turpino are found only in a handful of vineyards, as around 90% of Querciabella’s vineyards cultivate Sangiovese.

The ruby coloured fruit-forward wine carries aromas of violets and wild berries, with fine and silky tannins, and round and deep character.

Though the blend was initially bottled as an estate reserve wine in the 2007 vintage, the winery will release around 20,000 bottles of Turpino 2010 in spring 2013 for worldwide distribution.

Querciabella owner Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni said Turpino is a result of years of patient exploration in the Querciabella vineyards and cellar.

"All along our objective has been to identify the best areas of our estate for specific grape varieties and to isolate our findings by producing wine on a lot-by-lot basis," Castiglioni added.

Turpino joins Querciabella’s portfolio of wines including Batàr, Camartina, Palafreno, Querciabella Chianti Classico and Mongrana.

Photo: Querciabella will release 20,000 bottles of Turpino in spring. Image courtesy of Socetà Agricola Querciabella SpA.