Following years of steady expansion throughout Chianti Classico, meticulous site selection and a rigorous micro-vinifcation regime have given rise to Querciabella’s historic Sangiovese project, which has produced a series of outstanding single-vineyard bottlings as well as this Riserva.
The new Riserva, a blend of exceptional lots of grapes from the communes of Greve, Radda and Gaiole, is one of the fruits of an unprecedented effort led by Querciabella to identify the finest sub-zones for the cultivation of Sangiovese across the region.
The nose is gorgeous, exhibiting anise, sweet mint, cinnamon and tobacco aromas. Modern yet not overdone, it possesses a lovely texture with powdery tannins and great concentration, while the freshness of the vintage shines through.
Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer
Querciabella was founded in 1974 by Giuseppe Castiglioni at the beginning of the Super Tuscan wine movement and is now in the hands of his son Sebastiano. A lover of fine wine, Sebastiano’s passion for great winemaking combined with his uncompromising vision has meant that Querciabella has quickly established itself as one of the leading wineries in Italy, earning acclaim from the world’s most discriminating critics.
Querciabella has vineyards located throughout Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Meremma regions. Sebastiano’s strong commitment to the environment inspired him to convert the winery to biodynamics in 2000 and all of the wines are 100% vegan. Indeed, Querciabella has one of the largest biodynamic vineyard holdings in all of Italy. The full range consists of seven different wines, reflecting the diversity of Tuscan terroir.