This Chianti Riserva is a step up in quality from the already excellent Chianti Classico. Excellent grapes and the winemaking skills of Castelli di Querceto yields a wine that at this price is an astonishing bargain.
Castello di Querceto
According to the famed Gambero Rosso guide, “Castello di Querceto remains among the most impressive operations, with its entire line of wines riding high”. The spectacular 65 hectare estate has been owned by the ...Learn more
“The 2015 Chianti Classico Riserva is rich and powerful in the glass. A rush of blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, menthol and sage show the darker side of Sangiovese. This virile, imposing Riserva could use another year or two to be at its best. Readers should expect a virile, imposing wine.”
“Excellent deep black cherry fruit and we're huge fans of the aromatic herbal edge to this wine's profile, too. While its fruit concentration is dense, it's oaky structure is also serious.”
“Here is a fantastic value buy from the heart of Tuscany. Darkly saturated and perhaps more influenced by oak aging, the 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva opens to a deep garnet color and velvety texture. The wine is slightly more immediate and boasts a thicker style with dark fruit and dried tobacco. Given the tertiary aromas already on display, I would recommend this Riserva for near-term drinking.”
“An expressive nose of cranberries, blueberries and bramble fruit. Spicy, ripe and juicy with notes of cedar and raspberries. This is a serious and elegant wine with a good structure and a long finish. ”