The François Family, among the founders of the Chianti Classico Consortium has produced wines in Querceto Castle in Greve, Chianti since 1897.

Castello di Querceto: evolution, history, passion.

This property of 190 hectares is found at about 470 metres above sea level and has 60 hectares of vineyards and 10 hectares of olive groves. On these green and lush hills Sangiovese grapes, above all, are grown alongside many other varieties, both local and international: that is Canaiolo Nero, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Colorino, Merlot, Mammolo, Ciliegiolo and Malvesia Nera.  
The company was rennovated many years ago following ideals of typicality and quality: carefully studying the potential of the land with its great diversity of micro climates and working towards maximum differentiation of  grape varieties and  separate vinification. This has resulted in great Chianti Classico and Chinati Classico Riserva plus a wide variety of the company's Crus, each one boasting a strong,individual character. Production levels are kept low in order to achieve a maximum concentration of aromas and flavours, with about 40/45 hectolitres per hectare for Chianti Classico , up to 30/35 hectolitres for Crus.