Fattoria Quercia al Poggio | Organic winery in Barberino Val d’Elsa, now called Barberino Tavarnelle in the Chianti Classico DOCG region of Tuscany, Italy. From 1997, Michela (from Massa Carrara) and Vittorio Rossi (from Florence) began an extensive renewal programme here of both vines and winery. They employed Maurizio Castelli as consultant (still working with him in 2019). Two rows of Cabernet Sauvignon was removed and replaced with Malvasia Nera.
Owner | The Rossi family.
Vineyards | 100ha of land of which 15 hectares (37 acres) of vines. At about 400 metres (1,333 feet) in the Monsanto area of Barberino Val d’Elsa.
Polyculture | Over 100 hectares (247 acres) of land in total, including woodland and olive trees.
Organic certification | 2009 First vintage with full organic certification.
Winery | Formerly a monastery belonging to the Vallombrosan order from nearby Badia a Passignano.
Chianti Classico DOCG, Quercia al Poggio | 2009 80% Sangiovese, 20% Canaiolo & Ciliegiolo. Nice open-knit nose, medium weight with firm acidity and firm but not unripe tannin, and really nice typicity with ripe red fruit at DWWA 2nd May 2013. | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Corky nose. Slightly stretched fruit (Anteprima 2018). | 2015 80% Sangiovese, 20% Ciliegiolo, Canaiolo Nero, Malvasia Nera and Colorino. Clear smooth fluid style, with youthful tannins, merest hint of green-ness (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 80% Sangiovese, 20% local varieties. Fruity and approachable with a slightly dry end (2019 Anteprima).
Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva, Quercia al Poggio | 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Vigna Le Cataste | 2013 100% Sangiovese. 3,000 bottles. Nice fluid style of smooth fruit and tannin (2019 Anteprima). | 2015 100% Sangiovese.
Toscana Rosso, Canto della Pieve | 2015 100% Ciliegiolo.
Bill Nesto MW & Frances Di Savino, Chianti Classico, the Search for Tuscany’s Noblest Wine, (University of California Press, 2016).
Fattoria Quercia al Poggio
I-Barberino Val d’Elsa (FI = Firenze), Italy