A perfect blend of the best single vineyards in our estate, Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva sits comfortably among the very top of Querciabella wines and is bottled solely in the best vintages.
A perfect Chianti Classico! 99/100
A fine example, with finesse, power and complexity.
A new take on a past tradition. Culminating with the 1999 vintage, Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva returns to the Querciabella range with limited bottlings in only the best vintages. Following years of steady expansion throughout Chianti Classico, meticulous site selection and a rigorous micro-vinification regime have given rise to Querciabella’s historic Sangiovese project, and produced a series of outstanding single-vineyard bottlings, including this Riserva.
The grapes are picked by hand using 9-kilo crates. In the cellar they undergo fermentation in 3-ton French oak casks. After malolactic fermentation, élevage is carried out in barrique (also French) for 16–20 months, 20% new.
No animal products or byproducts are used in the production of this wine, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Varieties: Sangiovese (100%)
Average production: 10,000 bottles
Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG, Riserva
First vintage: 2011
Average yield (wine): 30hl/ha [320 gallons/acre]
Average alcohol content: 14.0% vol.
The new Riserva, is produced with exceptional lots of grapes from the communes of Greve, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti. It is one of the fruits of an unprecedented effort led by Querciabella to identify the finest sub-zones for the cultivation of Sangiovese across the region.
Querciabella Riserva 2015
99/100 Daniele Cernilli · DoctorWine
94/100 Bruce Sanderson · Wine Spectator
94/100 James Suckling
90/100 Antonio Galloni · Vinous
Querciabella Riserva 2014
93/100 James Suckling
92/100 Antonio Galloni · Vinous
92/100 Michaela Morris · Decanter
Querciabella Riserva pairs beautifully with rich tomato sauces, large pasta bowls, and your closest friends and family.
Our wines are available throughout Italy and worldwide in some of the very best restaurants and shops. Alternatively, please visit our winery or contact the winery directly. See Sales
0.750 litre, 6 or 12 bottle cardboard case
1.5 litre, 1 bottle wooden case
3 litre, 1 bottle wooden case
6 litre, 1 bottle wooden case (exceptional vintages)
12 litre, 1 bottle wooden case (exceptional vintages)
Querciabella, in Italian, means “beautiful oak”. Our winery in the Chianti Classico region is surrounded by them and they are intrinsic to the flavour of our entire business.
The label was designed by Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni and features exclusive artwork from Italian painter Bernardino Luino.
The typeface Simona was designed by Jane Patterson and John Downer for Querciabella’s exclusive and proprietary use. download label
“Plenty of vibrant cherry fruit. A fine example, with finesse, power and complexity. 94/100 points.”