Querciabella’s new releases score highly on Vinous by Antonio Galloni, one of the world’s best-known and most respected wine critics.
Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva is the perfect blend of the estate’s best parcels of Sangiovese from vineyards in Greve, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. Through a rigorous micro-vinification regime, we are keen to explore and exalt their minute details to bring our varietal expression of Sangiovese to a superior level.
Our refined ability to blend harmoniously single Cru wines is paramount in crafting a Chianti Classico Riserva of great complexity, drinkability and finesse. True to the saying that ‘the whole should be greater than the sum of its parts, we blend Sangiovese from Greve where vineyards range from 350 to 550 metres a.s.l., with grapes from Radda’s high altitude stony sites and Gaiole’s limestone-rich soils. Every plot has different nuances brought out by our vegan biodynamics and then carried through into the cellar with individual fermentation and barreling.
2011 was the first vintage we released as a designated “Riserva” since 1999. The reception from our clients and the press has been outstanding. Daniele Cernilli of Doctor Wine described the 2013 vintage of Querciabella Riserva as the “perfect Chianti Classico” when he awarded the wine 99 points; most recently, Querciabella Riserva 2018 was awarded the highest score in its category by Walter Speller during its extensive report of Chianti Classico Collection, exactly what happened with the 2016 vintage.
No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.