Fabio Chiarelotto returned to his native Italy after growing up in Switzerland and has dedicated himself to producing the most elegant, impactful wines possible from his vineyards near the town of Suverto near Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast. While this is one of the hottest areas in Tuscany, Fabio works diligently to achive elegance and finesse in his wines that could easily become overly concentrated in such a hot climate. With A Quo we land somewhere perfectly in the middle - a "Super Tuscan
A term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy's wine law during the 1970s that required that a wine use traditional grapes such as Sangiovese in order to be considered high quality.
" style wine that is at once lush and velvety, savory and earthy, with acidity
Acids occur naturally in grapes, with acidity in a wine referring to its tartness level. It creates a mouthwatering sensation in the mouth and plays a vital role in providing structure and balance in a wine. Wines without enough acidity are often referred to as "flabby" (water, for example, lacks acidity).
that imparts coastal freshness. Biodynamic
A system of farming that follows a sustainable, holistic approach which uses only organic, usually locally-sourced materials for fertilizing and soil conditioning, views the farm as a closed, diversified ecosystem, and often bases farming activities on lunar cycles