Batàr

Unrivalled textural beauty and vibrant minerality reveal gracefully over time. Burgundian in spirit, Tuscan in essence, Batàr is, without doubt, one of Italy’s iconic white wines.

Grape Varieties

  • Chardonnay
  • Pinot Bianco
This luxurious blend is treated to all of the winemaking’s bells and whistles… you can taste the joy.
Belinda Chang Gourmet Magazine 2011
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

Batàr has been described as “a dream of a white” by world-renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson, though perhaps not only for its richness, complexity and length but also for its cellaring potential. The original barrique-fermented ‘white Supertuscan’ is a blend of Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay with the gift of eternal youth that not only defies ageing but improves over time.

The vineyards from which Batàr originates have been organically farmed since the wine’s first vintage in 1988, before a full conversion to biodynamic techniques in 2000. The Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay grapes are processed through micro-vinification to allow the individual lots to develop their best expression.

Grapes are harvested by hand in 9-kilo crates and juice is gently extracted with a bladder press. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentations take place in French barriques with regular, but not too frequent, bâttonage that creates texture while retaining precision and tension. Barrel maturation takes 9 to 12 months. Once élevage is complete, lots are selected through extensive sampling. The final blend wine is transferred into cement tanks for 6 months and then bottled. Further bottle ageing is allowed at the cellar before release.

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