ESTATE

With its southern location in the heart of the Montalcino territory, the Querceta winery has produced wine and olive oil exclusively from products on their estate for generations.

 


 

 




HISTORY

The Querceta Estate was part of the Sant’Antimo Abbey properties until 1462 when it was removed by Pope Pious II, Enea Silvio Piccolomini from Siena. During this time, the most important families from Siena built vast estates in the territory of Montalcino, and Querceta, after having been part of the noble Tolomei dynasty, became property of the Ciacci family in the second half of the 1900s. 

The Querceta Estate contains the winery of the estate on the oldest part of the entire property. The first Sangiovese vines were planted by Giuseppe Ciacci in 1955 on the land that had been cultivated for generations to produce olive oil and grains as well as to farm sheep for the production of sheep milk and cheese. The first bottles of Brunello date back to 1966 when this wine was still classified as table wine. In fact, it was only in the following year, 1967, that Brunello acquired the appellation Denominazione di Origine Controllata, and, finally, in 1980, it obtained the first Italian DOCG.

 

 

 





ANCIENT FOOTPRINTS

During the process of breaking up the land to plant the first vineyards at Querceta, a funeral inscription dating from the Roman era was found. The inscription says that it was placed with love (“amando posuit”) by the wife (“Quartia Cyrare coniunx”) of a Roman named Lucio Ciartio: “QUARTIA CYRARE CONIUNX L. CIARTIO AMANDO POSIT”. It most likely comes from a rustic Roman villa located in the area that is covered by cultivated land today, which shows how long this area has been inhabited by man.

We thought it fitting to honour this ancient Roman presence, master cultivator and predecessor, by dedicating one of our wines to him: Ciartio Aurum.

 

 


 



 

PHILOSOPY

The winery preserves the territory where its wine originates through a careful and meticulous selection of phytosanitary products integrating them with agricultural practices that aim to respectfully manage the environment. 

In addition, the goal of the winery is to produce distinct wines goal of the winery that are extremely connected to their environment, elegant wines in which the Sangiovese personality is not hidden, not even when this variety is blended with other typical Tuscan grapes.