The produce

of Castello di Querceto

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Find out why our wines are so fabulous!

The produce

of Castello di Querceto

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Find out why our wines are so fabulous!

Our wines and other products

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Vineyards and olive groves

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Our cellars and premises

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The old wine cellars

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Chianti classico - Castello di Querceto
Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico

Chianti Classico

Chianti classico riserva - Castello di Quercetoetichetta-per-sito
Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riseva

Chianti Classico

il Picchio - Castello di Querceto
Il Picchio Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Chianti Classico

La Corte - Castello di Querceto
La Corte Chianti Classico Gran Selezione

Chianti Classico

Querciolaia - Castello di Querceto
Il Querciolaia Igt Colli Toscana Centrale

Crus

Cignale - Castello di Querceto
Cignale Igt Colli Toscana Centrale

Crus

Il Sole di Alessandro - Castello di Querceto
Il Sole di Alessandro Igt Colli Toscana Centrale

Crus

Querceto Romantic Igt Colli Toscana Centrale
Querceto Romantic Igt Colli Toscana Centrale

Crus

Querceto Chianti Classico
Chianti Classico Querceto

Other wines

Chianti Querceto
Chianti Querceto

Other wines

Igt Toscana Sangiovese Querceto
Igt Toscana Sangiovese Querceto

Other wines

Vernaccia di San Gimignano Querceto
Vernaccia di San Gimignano Querceto

Other wines

Igt Toscana Tuscan Red Querceto - Castello di Querceto
Igt Toscana Tuscan Red Querceto

Other wines

Castello di Querceto Vin Santo del Chianti Classico
Castello di Querceto Vin Santo del Chianti Classico

Vin santo

François 1° Spumanti
François 1°

Spumanti

François 2° Spumanti
François 2°

Spumanti

L’Acquavite del Castello Distillati
L’Acquavite del Castello

Spirits

L’Acquavite del Castello Riserva
L’Acquavite del Castello Riserva

Spirits

L’Arzente del Castello
L’Arzente del Castello

Spirits

Olio Extra Vergine di Oliva
Castello di Querceto Olio Extravergine di Oliva

Olive oil

Vineyards and olive groves

The vineyards are located 350-520 m. above sea level, facing east to south, and then west. The vines are mainly red-grape. The main reds are Sangiovese, but we also find Canaiolo, Colorino, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and other autocthonous varieties. The white grapes are Malvasia del Chianti, Trebbiano Toscano, San Colombano and Chardonnay.

This variegated array of grape types reflects our desire to adapt to, and exploit, the characteristics of the soil, exposure and altitudes.

The manners of winegrowing are those typical of the Chianti Classico district, namely spurred cordon and guyot vine training. Plant density ranges from 3,330 to 6,500 per hectare.

The olives are from various sites, and our varieties are typically local (i.e. Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, Pendolino and Maurino).

Our cellars and premises

The estate’s core production premises are located near the Castle itself.

These consist in storerooms, the bottling area and four cellars hosting the various production processes (fermentation, preliminary processes, storing and ageing).

Other areas are given over to production of Vin Santo (sweet white raisin wine) and extra virgin olive oil.

The fermentation department

The alcoholic fermentation department includes an automated, computerized system of control for all stages of the process The system is highly flexible and enables many operational programs.

This department includes a pneumatic press for the marc (fruit refuse), gently pressed prior to the distilling stage.
The air-conditioned, storage cellar hosts stainless steel and glass-lined concrete vats.

Bottling

The bottling and packing department runs an automatic system capable of handling roughly 4,000 bottles/h.

The bottled wine is stored in another air-conditioned space prior to commercial distribution. The times of refinement vary according to product type. This is the last stage before our wines meet our many customers and ‘aficionados’.

The entire production cycle is certified to meet international food standards (BRC and IFS). These standards are updated on a yearly basis.

The old wine cellars

The cellars for ageing are below the castle itself and below one of the recent buildings.

Here we find barriques and tonneaux from Allier, Tronçais and Limousin, plus small durmast barrels for 10 and 40 hl. These containers are used for ageing the Crus del Castello and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione and Riserva wines.

Visitors to our old cellars are particularly struck by the soothing fragrances of wines ageing in marvellously crafted durmast barrels. Here lies the very heart of Castello di Querceto, hosting selections from the very best vintages, dating back to 1904.