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.
Aging: 4 months stainless steel tanks
Current release: 2020
Light and bright, the subtle color of peach skin, our Furtivo 2020, though ‘sneaky’ in its easy drinkability, has an innocence about it, the aromas have a jubilance that revives childhood memories of endless summers, perfectly ripe strawberries, cherry granitas and iced tea packed with citrus and mint.
The palate is light in body and dry, with invigorating and uplifting acidity. The flavors draw the drinkers thoughts towards dusk, late summer, autumnal fruit that heralds the winter, pink grapefruit, pomegranate and cranberry, refreshing and cleansing.
Drink with dishes rich in color and flavor, dressed with herbs and aromatic spices - beetroot and feta salads with cumin, asparagus with shavings of Parmigiano, salumi dotted with fennel seed and it will pair to perfection with burrata, basil and peaches.