Querciabella Chianti Classico 2020 – 'as suave as it is characterful' (Decanter)

Querciabella Chianti Classico 2020

'As suave as it is characterful' – Decanter

The terroir-driven Sangiovese renaissance in Chianti Classico continues and leading the charge is Querciabella, one of Tuscany’s top wineries. Today we’re excited to offer their newly arrived Chianti Classico – a wine that delights us every year.

The Chianti Classico 2020 provides a great snapshot of Querciabella's terroir. The fruit from their three traditional subzones is blended together for this wine, and for the first time it includes Sangiovese from a parcel high up in Lamole, where we stood with winemaker Manfred Ing last year.

Without a doubt, this is ‘Querciabella’s calling card – and an impressive one at that’, says Decanter. This 100% Sangiovese is ‘vibrant and elegant’ (James Suckling), with ‘terrific precision and energy’ (Vinous). The wine is medium-bodied and packed full of red fruit, forest and truffly, earthy notes, neatly tied together by a bright acidity and super-fine tannins.

Querciabella Chianti Classico 2020 – 'as suave as it is characterful' (Decanter)

Querciabella, founded in 1974 by Giuseppe ‘Pepito’ Castiglioni, has grown from a single hectare on a Tuscan hillside to one of Italy's foremost organic wineries under the leadership of Pepito’s son, Sebastiano. Celebrating their 50th vintage in 2024, Querciabella is praised as a 'pioneer of sustainable viticulture in Italy' by Susan Hulme MW. Their winemaking practices are fully plant-based and vegan certified. Flanked by ancient oak forests, the estate’s 100 hectares of vines are located in the most prestigious, high-altitude DOCG appellations of Greve, Radda and Gaiole.

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