Chianti Classico Riserva: Wine Spectator's TOP 100

Wine tasting & lunch at the Castle

Classy lunch as personal guests of the Marquis

PRo wine tasting & tour of winery

CASTELLO di QUERCETO Chianti Classico Riserva – Wine Spectator TOP 100 – Guest at the Castle with the Marquis.

A dream-come-true private luxury experience.

Enter the walls and visit Marquis private residence, Chapel and Italian Garden.Guided tour of the winery, both in the high-tech areas and in the 1.100 a.D. cellars (underground which was once the armory) where are archived bottles older than 1 century.

On top of the tower, with leading to Florence panorama, aperitif with 2 sparkling wines made in Tuscany by this noble family of French origins, paired with finger-food.

Professional vertical tasting of WS TOP 100 wine Chianti Classico Riserva (vintages 1978 !!! 1999 !!! 2016*).

Classy lunch as personal guests of the Marquis François family at their table in the hall of honor, with pairing of Castle’s Supertuscans & Spirits.

*(or equivalent vintages if these are out of stock, ask when booking)

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TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Castello di Querceto, castle & winery: Greve in Chianti (Florence)
Chianti Classico area

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – Chianti Classico & Supertuscans

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 4

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Castello di Querceto, castle & winery: Greve in Chianti (Florence)
Chianti Classico area

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
RARE WINES – Chianti Classico & Supertuscans

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 4

HALL OF SUPERSTARS

  • Chianti Classico Riserva – TWICE in Wine Spectator TOP 100!
  • Supertuscan ROMANTIC IGT – J. Suckling’s 96 pts.
  • Supertuscan CIGNALE IGT- J. Suckling’s 95 pts.
  • Sparkling FRANCOIS 1°, Chardonnay Classic method
  • Sparkling FRANCOIS 2°, Rosè Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – Classic method
  • VIN SANTO del Chianti Classico, Dessert wine from dried grapes – Alcohol: 16,5%
  • L’ARZENTE del Castello – Distillate of wine, 6 years aging in fruit trees casks – Alcohol: 42%
  • L’ACQUAVITE del Castello – Grappa – Marc distillate – Alcohol: 42% (for cooking the Risotto)

Exclusive & private experience includes:

  • Visit of the private residence in the Castle.
  • Guided tour of entire winery and Castle.
  • Sparkling wines aperitif on top of the tower.
  • VERTICAL wine tasting of WS TOP 100 wine.
  • Classy LUNCH as personal guests of the Marquis François family at their table in the hall of honor, enjoying Supertuscans wines.

Wine Spectator TOP100 2003 n.75, 90 pts.
Castello di Querceto – Chianti Classico Riserva 1999*.

Wonderful aromas of spice, blackberry and incense. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a long, long finish.
Very well-crafted. Best after 2003. 12,000 cases made. —JS

Wine Spectator TOP 100 2004 n.64, 91 pts.
Castello di Querceto, Chianti Classico Riserva 2000*.

Delicious, with blackberry and chocolaty character. Medium-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh, minerally finish.
This is serious Chianti. Drink now. 8,330 cases made. —JS

LUNCH MENU & pairing TOP wines and spirits

  • First course: “Acquavite del Castello” Grappa RISOTTO (marc distillate perfume rice) (or tomato pasta for children) paired with “Vin Santo” (aged raisin wine) DOC of the Chianti Classico.
  • Main course with side dish: STEWED WILD BOAR with “flask white beans” paired with Supertuscan “Cignale” IGT Hills of Central Tuscany
  • Cheese: PECORINO TOSCANO (sheep cheese) paired with Supertuscan “Romantic” IGT Hills of Central Tuscany
  • Dessert: ALMONDS SEMIFREDDO with crunchy caramel paired with “L’Arzente del Castello” (aged wine distillate)
    Italian Coffee

NOTE:
IMPORTANT: this ON SITE experience lasts about 3 (three) hours and STARTS between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Number of People: Max 8 (eight).
Please note: PRIVATE tour, so you’ll never be mixed with other people.

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 1080
Pax 3: € 840
Pax 4: € 840
Pax 5: € 840
Pax 6: € 720
Pax 7: € 720
Pax 8: € 720
MINOR (6-17 yo): Pax € 80
INFANT (0-5 yo): Pax € 80

SUPERSTARS

  • The Castle and the private residence of the François
  • Most Hon. Marquis Alessandro François
  • CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG – Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 of the World (TWICE!!!) – Vertical tasting of Vintages 1978 – 1999 – 2016 *
    *(or equivalent vintages if these are out of stock)

TOP PRODUCTS

  • CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA DOCG – Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 of the World (TWICE!!!) – Vertical tasting of Vintages 1978 – 1999 – 2016 *
  • Supertuscan QUERCETO ROMANTIC IGT- James Suckling’s 96 points
  • Supertuscan CIGNALE IGT- James Suckling’s 95 points
  • Sparkling FRANCOIS 1° – Chardonnay – Classic method
  • Sparkling FRANCOIS 2° Rosè – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – Classic method
  • VIN SANTO del Chianti Classico DOC – Dessert wine from dried grapes – Alcohol: 16,5%
  • L’ARZENTE del Castello – Distillate of wine – 6 years aging in fruit trees casks – Alcohol: 42%
  • L’ACQUAVITE del Castello – Grappa – Marc distillate – Alcohol: 42% (for cooking the Risotto)
    *(or equivalent vintages if these are out of stock)
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Welcome drink and/or coffee
  • Meeting with Ambassador
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Guided tour of the Private Residence
  • Guided tour of the Winery
  • Guided tour of the Gardens
  • Guided tour of the Castle
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Aperitif on the Castle tower
  • Vertical wine tasting of old vintages
  • Wine tasting of the top wines
  • Transfer to lunch location (private dining room of the Marquis)
  • Full Lunch with wine pairing
  • Spirits & Coffee goodbye
  • Goodbye

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