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:
A harmonious symphony with pleasing sounds in this Reserve from the heart of Chianti Classico. Intense nose with volumes of dried flowers with ripe berry fruit, plum and black cherries in maraschino, elegant and slightly smoky notes that close on the liquorice root. In the mouth, the luscious taste fills the palate, keeping the freshness of fruit with a finish of rhubarb jam and candied citrus peel to give persistence. Polished and well-structured tannins enhance the enjoyable body, and its richness of nuances deepens in a pleasant closure of white pepper and star anise, like a deep and long breath. Iconic.
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.