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
2015: 17.5/20 pts Jancis Robinson
2014: 92 pts James Suckling; 90 pts Wine Advocate
2013: 92 pts James Suckling; 91 pts Falstaff
2012: 93 pts James Suckling
2011: 92 pts James Suckling
2010: 93 pts Falstaff; 93 pts James Suckling; 91 pts Wine Advocate; 3 stars Recommended Decanter
Total day of fermentation process is 14 days with a max temperature of 28° C.
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.