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Quercia al Poggio

Tavernelle, Chianti Classico,
Toscana, Italy

About the producer

Perched approximately 400 meters above sea level in Monsanto, within the municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa, lies Quercia al Poggio. Owned by the Rossi family, this expansive 100-hectare estate is a sanctuary for organic viticulture and olive cultivation, nestled amidst pristine woodland. At its heart, a quaint nineteenth-century farming settlement once hosted Vallombrosan monks from nearby Badia a Passignano. In 1997, Michela and Vittorio revitalized the winery, meticulously replanting fifteen hectares of vineyards and modernizing cellar operations. Their thoughtful approach included integrating mid-sized oak vessels to enhance the essence of Sangiovese and other local grape varieties. The hillside vineyards offer breathtaking views, with half facing north towards Barberino Val d'Elsa and the other half towards Castellina in the south. With a diverse soil composition and strategic geological positioning, optimal sunlight and humidity levels are ensured. Moreover, the surrounding woodland fosters a favorable microclimate, ideal for cultivating premium grape varieties on this esteemed estate.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices


Total area under vine

100 hectares

Location of vineyards

Monsanto, within the municipality of Barberino Val d'Elsa, Chianti Classico

Soil details

Limestone and caly

In the Cellar

Yeast utilized

Pied de cuve with indigenous yeast

Filtration stabilization

No filtration, natural stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

Fermentation in concrete, aging in tonneaux and large oak cask

Additional notes


Niccolò Chiari

Winemaking style

"All of our hard work, carried out with love, dedication and passion, comes to fruition when we open our barrels of wine and reach the end of a fascinating process that perfectly encapsulates our way of life."

Wines produced

Chianti Classico Quercia al Poggio, Chianti Classico Riserva Quercia al Poggio, Chianti Classico Gran Selezione “Vigna Le Cataste”

Total production