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.
CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG
Aging: 12 months French oak (500 lt.), 3 months in the bottle
Current release: 2019
This was very first wine produced by the estate back in 1998 and is appropriately named after owner and the heart of Querceto, Laura Di Battista.
Gazing down into the glass colours sparkle as ruby as the slippers of Dorothy Gale. There are subtle aromas of poppies on the nose and one begins to wonder if this wine might be the work of a certain wizard. Alongside those red flowers are intense primary red fruit and fresh herbal notes of cherry, raspberry and bayleaf and those aromas translate on to the palate.
There is beautiful clarity and concentration of flavor, and density of fruit that makes the wine incredibly enticing and drinkable.
There is a sense of energy in reserve about this vintage. Under layers of ripe fruit lies a powerful tannic frame, and a resounding acidity that ripples appealingly across the palate. A wine for those looking to engage their head and their heart.