Don Tommaso Chianti Classico, “Gran Selezione” starting from 2010 vintage, showcases the natural potential of a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, enriched with French oak aging in barriques. Its modern and international style remains solidly anchored to the territory. Fruity, deep, and complex, it is a soft, intense, and big wine to drink.
Tasting and pairing notes:
An iconic wine from 10 hectares of the Corsini vineyard in San Casciano, that gives the suggestions of ordered vineyards and woodland landscapes that only a postcard could represent more intensely. A glass of garnet red, where the violet shadows of youth anticipate the nuances on the palate, in a vibrant dialectic between fruit and texture, spices and balsamic freshness. Notes of cherry, blueberry and plum open on a slightly smoky scent of incense. The sip is a soft caress conquering even the more doubtful palates in the intriguing vitality of the fruit, lined with sweet spices and soft tannins. The wine, like the beautiful train of an embroidered voile dress, moves away into infinity.
Villa le Corti
2015: 95 pts Falstaff, 93 pts James Suckling, Silver Medal Mundus Vini, 92 pts Wein Plus, 93 pts Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, 3 viti e mezzo Vitae, 4 grappoli Bibenda, 93 pts Michael Apstein, 92 pts Andreas Larsson
2014: 93 pts James Suckling; 91 pts Wine Advocate; 93 pts Decanter
2013: 95 pts James Suckling; 94 pts Robert Parker - Wine Advocate; 91 pts Wine Spectator 90 pts Decanter
2012: 90 pts - Wine Advocate 92 pts - Falstaff
2011: 93 pts- James Suckling
2010: 90 pts - Falstaff; 95 pts - James Suckling
A selection of the best sangiovese grapes all over the estate. Fermentation process for Sangiovese is 18 days and for Merlot 16 days at a max temperature of 28° C
Number of bottles produced:
70% new barriques and 30% in used barriques for 18 months, 12 months in bottle.