Our approach to winemaking is quite simple. Let the natural flavors of our beautiful grapes and terroir lead the way to creating elegant wines with a sense of place.
Each of the wines are crafted solely from estate grown fruit - from our everyday drinking L'aura Chianti Classico to the Podalirio Merlot with a true Tuscan sensibility, and our Sei Gran Selezione, well-deserving of its strict classification, to the one-of-a-kind Livia Bianco and favorite summer-sipping Furtivo rosé.
L'aura Chianti Classico was the very first wine produced by Querceto di Castellina in 1998, with about 3,300 bottles.
The Querceto di Castellina production has consistently grown over the past 19 years and we’re thrilled to share the wines with wine lovers around the globe, selling in key markets within the United States, Canada, Russia and throughout Europe. And it's always a pleasure to personally introduce each guest of the winery and agriturismo to our natural elegant and organic wines.
Variety: Viognier & Roussanne
Aging: 30% aged 10 months French oak (500 lt), 70% aged 10 months in stainless steel tanks, 2 months refining in the bottle
Current release: 2020
The only white wine produced by Querceto di Castellina, Livia is a unique blend of two French grapes and named after the sole granddaughter in the family – who happens to be part Italian and part French. The wine label features Livia's wee footprint from when she was about two or three months old.
The wine glints light gold in color with subtle scents of white peach, apricot and roses. On the palate the grapes Viognier and Roussanne blend beautifully and luxuriantly together. The flavors are ripe but retain a refreshing crispness - even at the height of summer, this single vineyard enjoys cool nights – and the time the wine spends in tonneau contributes subtle notes of vanilla pod seeds and almond.
An excellent match for white meats, sushi, fritto misto or dishes made with winter or summer squash.