Founded in 1974, Querciabella enjoys the acclaim of the world’s most discriminating critics and consumers for its exquisite range of biodynamic wines including Camartina, Batar, Palafreno, Querciabella Chianti Classico and Mongrana. In its uncompromising pursuit of quality, sustainability and authenticity, Querciabella has continually honed its approach to biodynamic viticulture for over a decade. With vineyards located throughout Tuscany's Chianti Classico and Maremma areas, Thanks to Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni's vision and leadership, Querciabella exemplifies the preservation of tradition through forward-thinking, albeit completely natural, winemaking.
Robert Parker writes: "Querciabella has been on a roll over the last few years. I can't say enough good things about these wines, all of which merit your serious consideration. Querciabella doesn’t make a big deal about the fact that their vineyards are now bio-dynamically farmed, but then again they don’t have to, the wines speak for themselves."
2013 Chianti Classico DOCGIn 2002, the winery converted from organic to 100% biodynamic. There is no use of chemicals, fertilisers or pesticides, creating a welcoming environment for the existence of beneficial insect and birds that assist natural viticultural practice.
Rich cherry flavors are underscored by a firm structure in this intense, powerful red. Tightfisted tannins carry the finish for now, but there is ample sweet fruit and lively acidity for the future. A lovely “semi-modern” Chianti: Pure, dark fruited, with nice notes of warm, red, tuscan earth. Enough "rusticity" to let you know it's real Chianti, but with plenty of fruit, purity and polish to know that there is a seriously good winemaking team behind it.