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: Sangiovese & Merlot
Aging: Sangiovese 20 months French oak (500 lt.), Merlot 20 months French oak (225 lt.),
12 months in the bottle
Current release: 2017
This limited release wine was crafted in honor of the 20th anniversary of the winery. It is an elegant, bold wine showcasing the best of our Sangiovese and Merlot grapes.
The name comes from the number 20 in Italian thus giving a nod to our twenty years in the wine world. However depending on where you place the accent, the word also translates to “winds,” which is a strong natural element at our Tuscan wine estate.
Glossy purple in the glass, the Venti 2017 is the colour of perfect blackberries ripe for the picking. The nose is heady, decadent, compelling - those blackberries are there in aroma too with morello cherry, almond and enticing sweet spice, cinnamon,clove and nutmeg.
The taste is exquisite, the wine translates only the positive qualities of this warm vintage, with exuberant ripeness, drenched in forest fruits, generous and mouth filling, sensual and velvety in texture. Tannins form an authoritative frame around the ample fruit and acidity ripples through, subtle but felt. A long and layered finish, scented with spice. Intensely drinkable.
With only 1,200 bottles produced, Venti is a special, limited release wine and is available exclusively from the winery.