Querciabella "Batar" Chardonnay/Pinot Bianco Toscana IGT 2018 (Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [DM 95] [VM 93]

Querciabella "Batar" Chardonnay/Pinot Bianco Toscana IGT 2018
(Tuscany, Italy) - [JS 95] [DM 95] [VM 93]

Regular price $175.00 Sale price $144.97 Save $30.03

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About This Wine:
Founded in 1974, Querciabella enjoys the acclaim of the world’s most discriminating critics and consumers for wines such as Camartina, Batàr, Palafreno and Querciabella Chianti Classico. In its uncompromising pursuit of quality, sustainability and authenticity, Querciabella has continually honed its approach to biodynamic viticulture for over a decade. With vineyards located throughout Tuscany’s Chianti Classico and Maremma areas, Querciabella exemplifies the mindful preservation of tradition through forward-thinking, albeit completely natural, winemaking. 


Grapes are harvested by hand in 9kg crates. Once alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are complete, Batàr continues to mature in the same barriques on its own yeast for nine months. Bâtonnage is carried out weekly. Fine and extra fine-grained French oak Burgundy barriques (228 liters) are used, 20% new.

Vineyards include Casaocci Sud and Il Pallonaio for Chardonnay; Vigna del Dottore, La Lama, Il Bosco, La Collina, Vigna Chiara and Vigna il Diavolo for Pinot Blanc.

Harvest Notes

Already labelled by many as “classic”, 2018 is for sure one of the most harmonious vintages of the last decade due to regular weather patterns and a prolonged ripening season that lasted well into perfect Autumn days. From the onset of budburst, the growth season proceeded smoothly until picking. The near-perfect conditions at harvest and our great timing and precision in picking brought to the cellar grapes of exceptional quality.

Food Pairing

Enjoyable upon release, though it is recommended to wait four years after harvest for more complex notes to emerge. This wine continues to develop and evolve for over 20 years. The ideal serving temperature is 43° to 47°F.


Varietals: 50% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Blanc

Wine Alcohol: 14%

Titratable Acidity: 5.13 g/L

pH: 3.42

Harvest Start Date: August 28, 2018

Harvest End Date: September 10, 2018


Ratings & Reviews

17 / 20 Points - Jancis Robinson:
“Mid straw colour. Restrained nose with some sweetness but not obvious alcohol – so not like California Chardonnay! Almondy – a bit like Corton-Charlemagne. Not as savoury as Bâtard-Montrachet! Though it does have weight.”

95 Points - James Suckling:
"Cooked apple, honey and light vanilla with some stone and praline undertones. Full-bodied with layers of fruit and a flavorful finish. White peaches,too. Fantastic white. From biodynamically and organically grown chardonnay and pinot bianco. Drink now." (11/20)

95 Points - Decanter:
"2018 was the opposite of the 2017 vintage. It was cool and fresh with more rainfall and has produced this textbook Batàr. Bright green-gold, it's lightly fragrant with orange blossom and neroli notes leading to a very juicy palate. The flavours are full of salty juiciness with exotic fruit, cream and orange rind notes. This is still very young and tightly wound, not yet expressing its full potential - but that potential is great. (Drink between 2024-2042)" -SH (10/25/21)

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2018 Batàr is perfumed and gracious, with lovely orchard fruit, chamomile and floral notes that lift effortlessly from the glass. A wine of total precision and nuance, the 2018 is simply exquisite today. Stylistically it is a bit more perfumed and lighter than is the norm. (Drink between 2022-2028)" - Antonio Galloni (9/20)