Querciabella Chianti Classico has been the centrepiece of Querciabella’s winemaking operations since the winery’s debut. Consistently ranking at the highest levels of critical acclaim it’s a real delight for wine and food enthusiasts all over the world.
A beautiful balancing act of crisp, inviting acidity, pure varietal fruit flavour and character, Querciabella Chianti Classico represents the pinnacle of high-altitude, perfectly exposed Sangiovese fruit. Its complexity and consistency derive from sourcing the grapes from top sites in three of the denomination’s best sub-zones.
Grapes are carefully selected in the vineyards, and harvested by hand. They are destemmed, never crushed, and fermented in a combination of stainless steel tanks and oak. Maceration lasts about 12 days. After completing full malolactic fermentation, the wine is transferred into French oak barriques and tonneaux. The wine is regularly racked and tasted during the entire maturation period, which may last up to 14 months.
At the end of the élevage, the best lots are selected through extensive tasting and assembled to create the final blend. Once bottled, the wine rests patiently for at least three months before release. This careful maturation adds a layer of softness and enhances the varietal fruit notes typical of quality Sangiovese. Querciabella Chianti Classico is, in fact, a perfect foil for food, the crispness and the roundness make it perfectly suitable for a wide variety of cuisines and dishes.
No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
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