Querceto di CastellinaOrganic estate in Castellina in Chianti in the south western part of the Chianti Classico DOCG in Tuscany.

Owner | Jacopo di Battista.

Staff | Gioia Cresti consults.

Vineyards | 2018 18 hectares (44.46 acres) in a single spot. From 420-500 metres (1,400-1,666 feet). Stonier at the top, more clay-rich lower down. No real exteemes of heat of cold. | 2015 11.2 hectares (27.6 acres) of vines of which 11 hectares (27.2 acres) for red on marl, limestone, alberese and 0.2 hectares (0.5 acres) of white at 480 metres (1,600 feet).

Polyculture | Other land is woodland.

Certification | 2012 First vintage with full organic certification.

White wines

Toscana Bianco, Livia | 2013 1,400 bottles. 50% Viognier, 50% Roussanne (south-facing). 10,000 vines per ha. Fermented in steel, then 8m in barrel. Intense butter, well made (Vinitaly 23rd March 2015).

Red wines

Chianti Classico DOCG, L’Aura | 2012 30,000 bottles. 13 months in toneaux and barrel (none new). Smoothness, impression of depth, bright fruit, polished (Vinitaly 23rd March 2015). | 2015 100% Sangiovese. Hand picked. Polished fruit (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 100% Sangiovese. | 2017 100% Sangiovese.

Chianti Classico DOCG Gran Selezione, Sei | Sei is the Italian word for the number six. The name refers to the fact that this wine comes from a single south-west facing plot covering 6 hectares (14.8 acres) and planted at 6,600 vines per hectare (vines per acre). | 2013 100% Sangiovese. Aged in 500-litre French oak tonneaux. Rich, moreish fruit, well made (Anteprima 2018). | 2011 Chianti Classico DOCG 90% Sangiovese (10m in tonneaux of which 50% new), 10% Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon (new and old oak). Blended, bottled. Well-handled oak, tastes much younger, denser than the 2012 Chianti Classico (Vinitaly 23rd March 2015). | 2015 100% Sangiovese. | 2016 100% Sangiovese.

Toscana Rosso, Podalirio | From two plots at 420 and 500 metres. | 2011 100% Merlot. Rich, well controlled but prefer the Sangiovese (Vinitaly 23rd March 2015).

Contact

Querceto di Castellina

Loc. Querceto, 8

I-53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0577.733590 | www.querceto.com