Querceto di Castellina
“A great wine is made on the vine” – a phrase as used as it is truthful; it is for this reason that the planting of the vines all started with the careful consideration of the characteristics of our land and the varietals which best express the Querceto terroir. Located in Querceto, between the towns of Castellina and Radda in Chianti, mentioned as far back as the sixteenth century on the “Mappe dei Capitani di Parte Guelfa”, the estate extends for more than 125 acres, of which 27 acres are dedicated to the cultivation of the Sangiovese varietal for the production of Chianti Classico DOCG and about 7 acres are reserved for the olive groves.
The total extension of the vineyards covers 11 hectares, at between 1,400 and 1,500ft asl, all registered with the Chianti Classico DOCG designation. The terrain is of a medium marl calcareous mix and highly skeletal. The vine system varies: the distance between the rows varies from 2.00 to 2.80m, whilst the vines on the row vary from 0.75 to 0.80cm. All the vines are cultivated using the “cordone speronato” system.
Today the property still preserves all the traces of its history and evolution over the centuries which makes it genuine and suggestive, not to mention the architectural interest it attracts.