DoctorWine rates Querciabella Batàr 2017 top-scoring Italian white wine in the Essential Guide 2021.
DoctorWine, aka Daniele Cernilli, needs no introduction. One of the founders of Gambero Rosso, he invented the famous ‘Three Glasses’ classification system and went on to establish perhaps the most authoritative wine publication in the Italian wine world.
The Essential Guide to Italian Wines, now in its 7th edition, includes just over 3,000 listings. Each wine is evaluated according to the traditional 100-points rating system: all the entries that scored between 95 and 100 points are assigned a symbol called faccino, that means that Daniele Cernilli in person gives his ‘seal of approval’.
Representing around 15% of the total, these wines are according to Cernilli and his team, the finest that Italy can offer. With 2 seals and the outstanding score of 98/100, Batàr 2017 has won the crown for the best Chardonnay-based wine and one of Italy’s finest whites.
Subtle spicy scent to enhance a wonderfully refined nose profile. Tense palate, briny, full-bodied, agile, very elegant, aristocratic with a wonderful length. Great Vintage.
Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva 2017 has also made it to the top of the list, with 97/100. These outstanding results, along with the great scores of Camartina 2016 (94/100), Palafreno 2016 (94/100) and Querciabella Chianti Classico 2018 (93/100) earned Querciabella three stars and consolidate the estate’s reputation as one of Italy’s finest producers.
The Essential Guide to Italian Wines 2021 will be presented in Milan on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October and in Rome on Saturday 10 October: in an edition like no others, the official award ceremony will be live from DoctorWine Facebook page. For more information, browse our event page.