The Brillant 2021s and the Linear 2020s

Querciabella’s wines earn high praise from Antonio Galloni for their impressive energy and refined texture that consistently exceed expectations.

In his latest report on Vinous Media, Antonio Galloni has expressed all his respect for Chianti Classico. He notes that the appellation’s quality has improved significantly over time, with numerous vineyards now producing exceptional wines in a broad range of styles.


With regards to Querciabella, Galloni highlights the unique characteristics of the 2021 and 2020 vintages. He describes the 2021s as particularly intriguing, thanks to their dynamic energy and textural finesse. In contrast, the 2020s are more linear in overall feel.

Querciabella’s Sangiovese is a promise of Greatness

Galloni has a strong admiration for the exceptional work that has been done with the Sangiovese grape and has been a supporter of Querciabella’s Single-village project since it started in 2010. With the introduction of the Gran Selezione category and the UGA, we now have the chance to label our top Chianti Classico wines with their origin, which our owner, Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni, has been advocating since 2012. Stay tuned for further updates!



Palafreno 2020 · 96+/100
“The 2020 is superb.” —AG


Gran Selezione 2019 · 96/100 (Re-tasted on 26 June, 2023)
“Brillant! All the elements are beautifully balanced.” —AG


Gran Selezione 2020 · 95+/100
“All the inner tension and drive that is the signature of the vintage.” —AG


Camartina 2019 · 95/100
“The 2019 Camartina is a dense, powerful wine!” —AG


Batàr 2021 · 93+/100
“Bright and beautifully focused. Crisp and vibrant, the 2021 shows all the energy that is the norm for this wine of late.” —AG


Querciabella Chianti Classico 2021 · 93/100
“Fabulous!” —AG


Riserva 2020 · 92+/100
“A Riserva of linear intensity and drive more than volume.” —AG


Turpino 2020 · 94-96/100
“Tasted from cask prior to bottling, the 2020 Turpino possesses notable textural depth and resonance. Dark fruit, mocha, lavender, herbs and licorice build into the explosive, resonant finish. I can’t wait to taste this from bottle.” —AG


Mongrana Rosso 2021 · 90/100
“Terrific! This is a fine edition of the Mongrana.”  —AG


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