Chianti Classico Riserva Cortevecchia is the most polished expression of the territory, where the Sangiovese grape benefit from a long aging in wood to develop the classic, complex aromas of a Chianti Classico. The fragrances are given time to expand, enrich, and grow. The result is a wine that perfectly expresses the variety and territory, smooth and elegant with an irreproducible texture when grown in other areas.
Tasting and pairing notes:
An intense red with violet reflections. The nose is complex with initial aromas of flowers, then fruit like plum, sour cherry, raspberry, and cherries preserved in alcohol that leave space in the end for spices and graphite. In the mouth, its broad structure is pleasantly fresh and delicious to drink. It has smooth, consistent, fine tannins and a long finish; an expression as much of the territory as it is of the Sangiovese grape.
Villa le Corti
Total day of fermentation process is 14 days with a max temperature of 28° C.
2010: 93 pts - Falstaff; 93 pts - James Suckling; 91 pts - Wine Advocate; 3 stars Recommended Decanter
2011: 92 pts - James Suckling
2012: 93 pts - James Suckling
2013: 92 pts James Suckling; 91 pts Falstaff
Number of bottles produced:
The wine ages 20 months in big oak casks and part in tonneaux. A 6-month aging period in bottle follows.