Batàr

Without a doubt, Batàr is one of Italy’s iconic white wines. Its unrivalled textural beauty and vibrant minerality reveal gracefully over time.

Grape Varieties

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Bianco
Batàr manages to be both rich and fresh and seemingly capable of evolving for ever.
Jancis Robinson Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages 2021
Best Italian Chardonnay-based wine.
Daniele Cernilli DoctorWine 2020
Querciabella’s Batàr gives a Mediterranean option to lovers of white Burgundy.
Armit Wines Armit Wines 2015
One of the best white wines to emerge from this Sangiovese-heavy corner of Chianti Classico.
Monica Larner Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 2013
Tuscany’s most complex and ambitious white wine.
Tom Harrow Financial Times 2015
Top 50 world whites.
Vivino Wine Style Awards 2018

“A white Tuscan wine that is just as prized as the top red wines of the region”, Batàr enjoys the cult following of an iconic wine.
Widely recognised by critics around the world as the ultimate white Super Tuscan and one of Italy’s greatest white wines, the illustrious Hugh Johnson once described it as “a dream of a white” worth comparing with a Burgundy Grand Cru. In the words of Jancis Robinson MW OBE more like a “particularly successful Corton-Charlemagne than Bâtard-Montrachet”.

Reminiscent of Burgundy, no doubt, yet with unmistakable Tuscan authenticity. Vintage after vintage, Querciabella’s forward-thinking winemaking has evolved beyond the hedonistic idea of succeeding at growing foreign white grapes, albeit noble, in a stronghold of red wines to focus on expressing a specific sense of place. Clearly, Batàr’s inherent vitality and classic minerality derive from the high elevation vineyards of Ruffoli and the Galestro soil typical of Chianti Classico’s best sites.

The legendary ability of Batàr to defy age and improve over time requires a careful combination of hand-selected grapes of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco, a punctual micro-vinification regime and patient maturation in barrel. The extended time spent on lees in premium French barriques allows the individual lots to develop their best expression. Only when optimal élevage is complete, the final blend comes together through extensive sampling. Further ageing in bottle, before its release, puts the seal on the layered texture that defines Batàr’s proverbial mouthfeel.

Since 2010, much gentler lees contact and reduced reliance on new oak have defined a distinct freshness and brought to the fore citrus and exotic fruit, with creamy notes now providing a beguiling background.

No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

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