Dedicated to Saint Andrew Corsini, a Carmelite and Bishop of Fiesole who was recognized as a saint by Boniface VIII. An old and rare wine made from selected Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes. The grapes are left to wither for three months on trellises before pressing. According to tradition, the must ferments for five years on its lees in sealed barrels called caratelli. Only the best grapes are aged for an additional five years before being bottled.
Zac is 100% Sangiovese from the Gugliaie vineyard (2.5 ha) and dedicated to Anna Corsini, the sister of Prince Tommaso. With the first vintage produced in 2008 (1,800 bottles), it represents the new challenges of the winery. It is a Sangiovese with a strong Chianti character, decisive and elegant at the same time, just like “Zac,” as Anna Corsini is affectionately called by her nieces and nephews and their children.
Marsiliana is the “grand vin” of the estate, a wine made from the selection of the best grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot from estate property vineyards. A smooth, intense wine, it is the maximum expression of the international Bordeaux blend and the deep, warm power of the Tuscan coast.
The Marsiliana Estate is located in Manciano, in southern Maremma in Tuscany where the sea is felt in the climate, seen in the light, and breathed in the air. Because the estate’s territory is so extensive, the vineyards have been positioned at optimum plots among the hillocks for a total of 20 hectares. The soils of Marsiliana are composed prevalently of sand and silt over clay, giving life to extraordinary Mediterranean expressions of a Bordeaux blend.
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.
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.
Chianti Classico wine is the productive base of the Villa le Corti estate. The vineyards are located in the township of San Cascinao in Pesa Valley, which is the northernmost zone of Chianti Classico production, just 15 km south of Florence. The south-facing vineyards, planted entirely on hills, are at 220-300 m above sea level. The soil has an important skeletal structure with prevalent white river pebbles alternating with brown clay.
The sparkling wine Principe Corsini rosé metodo charmat is obtained from Sangiovese grapes that have rested for a protracted time on their lees (12 weeks). It’s a new way to express the territory of Chianti Classico yet still use its principle grape, Sangiovese.