Querciabella 2015 Riserva Offer 2019

The 2015 vintage presents consumers with a tremendous opportunity to acquire fine, cellar worthy wines without spending a fortune. In 2015, the warm growing season yielded rich, sumptuous Chianti Classicos with great depth and intensity…readers won’t want to miss the top 2015s. ANTONIO GALLONI

TWO GREAT VINTAGES FOR TUSCANY: 2015 AND 2016
Producers made fantastic wines in almost every winegrowing district — from traditional appellations such as Chianti Classico and of course Brunello di Montalcino.
It’s interesting to think back to a recent pair of great vintages such as 2007 and 2006 in Tuscany and begin to compare them with 2015 and 2016. In general, we think the wines from 2015 and 2016 that we tasted so far seem more precise and better made than those from the last great duo years.
We highly recommend buying 2015 and 2016 Tuscan wines… These are wines to marvel at in their frankness and true character. They reflect a maturity in the vineyard and winemaking that translates into real Tuscan wines. JAMES SUCKLING

This is a terrific set of wines from Querciabella and winemaker Manfred Ing. These days, I find almost as much pleasure in the Chianti Classico, a wine that delivers serious quality and pedigree for the money. The 2015s exude density while also remaining faithful to their origins. Proprietor Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni deserves all the credit in the world for putting together the team to execute on his vision for making world-class wines that are aligned with his broader philosophical goals of sustainability. These wines are simply gorgeous. That’s all there is to it. ANTONIO GALLONI

You have to take your hat off (and maybe throw it in the air) to the team at Querciabella. While they have been making excellent wines for a long time in the last decade or so they have really put the peddle to the metal and gone all out to ensure that the quality being produced here is nothing short of spectacular. Winemaker Manfred Ing has been given free reign to do whatever it takes to realise Sebastiano Cossia’s ambition of the being the leading estate in the region. You could put a strong case together to say that they have now reached that goal, or at least they are in the top very small handful for their Chianti wines and one of the regions most celebrated estates. I have endless admiration for what they have achieved. Bravo!

As to the Riserva which is about to land, if it gives you any indication to the quality the regular bottling was issued the coveted Platinum Award by Decanter Magazine. You may remember that some time back we received a tiny initial allocation of this wine which sold out in mere minutes. Fortunately we have managed to secure a little more and are very happy that we can no spread the love a little further. We also have magnums for the first time which is fantastic. I honestly can’t think of many wines I would rather pull the cork out of with some friends than a magnum of Querc’s 2015 Riserva in a few years time and with some food.

We visited Querciabella yesterday and filmed a short video of winemaker Manfred Ing disscussing the Riserva 2015 – if you’ve a moment to watch it you can do so on YouTube here

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