Querciabella’s Chianti Classico Riserva: A Chianti for Burgundy Fanatics

Querciabella stands head and shoulders above any other estate in Chianti Classico. 

It’s as simple as that

Antonio Galloni


There’s something pretty special going on at Querciabella. 

Sleeping peacefully in proprietor Sebastiano Castiglioni’s cellars are three vintages of his ground-breaking single-vineyard ‘Cru’ project. Yet there is no current plan to release these astonishing wines.  Not least until they can be rightfully classified with their individual commune on the label: an idea familiar with Burgundy lovers. Find out more on our blog.

Fortunately for us, however, we have Querciabella’s Riserva, which is the ultimate blend of these three fabled ‘Crus’.  After the selection is made for the individual ‘Cru’ bottlings, the wines are artfully assembled into this stunning Riserva. 

The 2013 Riserva is only the second release of this wine.  And its pedigree is undeniable.

Put simply, this is the most authentic expression of Chianti Classico you will find anywhere.  And, as Walter Speller suggests, it will soon become Querciabella’s “most important wine”. 


2013 Chianti Classico Riserva, Querciabella

£137 per Case of 6 bottles in bond

A silky, elegant wine that displays Sangiovese’s most hauntingly evocative features: pure cherry, precise lifted florality alongside orange peel, minerals and rock-salt.  It is so complex, these fragrances and flavours all vie for attention on the palate, yet it is at once understated and harmonious.  There is lots of ‘matière’ here, supreme freshness and a beguiling almond, maraschino -cherry finish. For lovers of true Sangiovese, there can be no greater expression. 

Edwina Watson, Buyer

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