Wine tour in Chianti: Wine Spectator TOP 100

Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva wine tasting Wine Spectator Top 100

139 Castello di Querceto easy

Aperitif on the tower, vertical old vintages wine tasting

Traditional Tuscan full lunch with Wine Spectator Top 100 wine

PRO wine tasting & tour of winery + classic Tuscan wine pairing lunch

CASTELLO di QUERCETO: Chianti Classico Riserva WS TOP 100 old vintages tasting, guest at the Castle & Tuscan country lunch

  • 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 and Chianti vineyards panorama, aperitif with 2 sparkling wines made in Tuscany by this noble family of French origins, paired with finger-food.
  • Professional vertical tasting of Wine Spectator Top 100 wine Chianti Classico Riserva (vintages 1978 !!! 1999 !!! 2016*).
  • Classic Tuscan countrystyle LUNCH in a Trattoria in the middle of Castle’s vineyards, in perfect pairing of Castle’s Chianti Classico Riserva!

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

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:

  • 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 old vintages
  •  Classic Tuscan countrystyle LUNCH in a Trattoria in the middle of Castle’s vineyards, with perfect pairing of Castle’s Chianti Classico Riserva!

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

  • Grand classic Tuscan rustic lunch (example, varies seasonally, à la carte):
  • Appetizers: huge platter of typical Tuscan salami, cheeses and pickles – bruschetta with sausage, pecorino, truffles, mushrooms, etc.
  • First courses: handmade potato ravioli with wild boar sauce – Tagliatelle with meat, sausage and mushroom ragout
  • Main courses: fried chicken, rabbit and vegetables – Peposo all’Imprunetina (historical dish, beef braised in Chianti wine and black pepper) – Large platter with mixed grilled meats and baked potatoes
  • Side dishes: grilled vegetables, Tuscan beans in oil, etc.
  • Desserts: Tuscan cantucci (biscuits with almonds) and vinsanto, trifle, tiramisu, etc. Water, Italian coffee.
  • Wine: Castello di Querceto Chianti Classico Riserva (twice in Wine Spectator Top 100).

This ON SITE experience lasts about 4 (four) 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 limo, van or helicopter with English speaking pro driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Florence, Bologna, etc.
– PRO Photographer/videomaker
– Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

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

From 510

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 870
Pax 3: € 630
Pax 4: € 630
Pax 5: € 630
Pax 6: € 510
Pax 7: € 510
Pax 8: € 510
MINOR (6-17 yo): Pax € 60
INFANT (0-5 yo): FREE

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

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 (usually a member of the Marquis family)
  • 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
  • Classic Tuscan countrystyle lunch with wine pairing in a Trattoria in the middle of Castle’s vineyards
  • Spirits & Coffee
  • Goodbye

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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