Querciabella Riserva

Querciabella Riserva is the optimal result of the estate’s commitment to site selection. A superior Chianti Classico where the nuances of each vineyard meld harmoniously in a uniquely faceted expression of Sangiovese.

Grape Varieties

  • Sangiovese
A perfect Chianti Classico! 99/100
Daniele Cernilli DoctorWine 2016
A fine example, with finesse, power and complexity.
Decanter 2017

Querciabella Chianti Classico Riserva is the perfect blend of the estate’s best parcels of Sangiovese from single vineyards in Greve, Radda and Gaiole in Chianti.
Similarly to other great wine terroirs of the world, the characteristics of the soil and the sites conditions vary often and considerably in Chianti Classico. The thoughtful acquisition of uniquely propitious vineyards in communes beyond our native Greve in Chianti, has given us the rare privilege of growing vines in some of the appellation’s finest districts and through meticulous site selection and a rigorous micro-vinification regime, we are keen to explore the minute details of the different subzones to bring the 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 that are 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 2016 was awarded the highest score in its category by Walter Speller during its extensive report of Chianti Classico Collection. 

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

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