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:
Very intense ruby, almost like cranberry juice. Elegant nose of incense, bay leaves, black pepper and sandalwood as well as a basket of black cherries and wild blackberry. Mouth filled with fruity notes, roasted coffee and vanilla that stay in the background with the amarena and blackcurrant on the main stage. Beautiful body, soft and rich tannins, just sweet with the final references back to the fruit mixed with hot spices, cardamom and incense.
Villa le Corti
In open stainless steel tanks, frustum shape at controlled temperature of 30° C for a period of 18 days for Sangiovese and 16 days for Merlot
2010: 90 pts - Falstaff; 95 pts - James Suckling
2011: 93 pts- James Suckling
2012: 90 pts - Wine Advocate 92 pts - Falstaff
2013: 90 pts Decanter
Number of bottles produced:
The wine ages in 70% new barriques and 30% in used barriques for 15 months, 8 months in bottle.