Castello di Querceto spa
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Via François 2 – Lucolena – Greve in Chianti
50020  Greve in Chianti (FI) 

E-mail: querceto@castellodiquerceto.it
Website: www.castellodiquerceto.it

Description

The Francois family, which settled in Tuscany in the 18th century, has owned the Castello di Querceto estate since 1897. Of Longobard origin, the castle still preserves its medieval appearance. By 1911 the estate had already won an international enological prize. In 1924 it was one of the 33 estates that founded the Chianti Classico Consortium. Castello di Querceto is located at an altitude of 470 meters only a few kilometres from Greve in Chianti. The property amounts to a total of about 190 hectares of which 60 are cultivated in vines and 10 in olives. The estate cultivates mainly red varieties about which dominates the Sangiovese. The average production of the individual plots is relativity limited and varies, as far as the Chianti Classico is concerned, from 40 to 45 hectoliters per hectare. The production of the crus is even lower, 30 to 35 hectoliters per hectare. The entire production structure is concentrated at the center of the estate and it includes numerous units, a modern bottling plant and three cellars in which various phases of processing are carried out, ranging from fermentation and initial production to stocking and aging along with a tasting and conference room used for the display and direct sale of the estate products.

Vineyards altitude (m): 470
Vineyards area (ha): 60
Registered area (ha): 43
Chianti Classico production (hl): 2100

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G.

  • Castello di Querceto

Chianti Classico D.O.C.G. Riserva

  • Castello di Querceto
  • Il Picchio

Other wines

IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale La Corte IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale Il Querciolaia IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale Cignale IGT Colli della Toscana Centrale Il Sole di Alessandro Doc Vin Santo Spumante Metodo Classico Francois I

Other products

  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Hospitality

  • Hotel: more then 5 rooms
  • N. Apartments: 10
  • Average bed per apartment: 3
  • Swimming pool

NOTES - The estate disposes of ten apartments located directly in the farm centre and in an old country house with hayloft, at about 700 meters from the Castle. The stone country house is surroundedby a fresh equipped garden and a swimming pool of 14x7 meters with sun beds and sun umbrellas. Every apartment has got one or more bedrooms, a bathroom with shower and a fully equipped kitchen.

Tasting & Direct Sales

  • Guided tasting
  • Winery tour on reservation
  • Direct Sales

NOTES - In to the wine shop it is possible to taste the products; there is also the possibility to see the cellars and hear (in Italian or English) the way we produce wine from harvest to bottling. Opening times are from 09:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m. not on Sunday and the reservation is welcome in any case.

Address for visitors: Via A. François, 2
Telephone for reservations: +39 055 85921

GPS

Longitude: 11.375
Latitude: 43.596

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