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:
The Chianti Classico Riserva is the most noble expression of the terroir, with the grapes that benefit from a longer aging in wood, developing in a more complex way the typical fragrances of a Chianti Classico. The scents are amplified and expand as variations of symphonic music, enriched with elements and fullness, but still following the melody, that is the floral and fruity voice of Sangiovese. A purple glass with hints of roses and bougainvillea, cherries and sour cherries, with hints of almond paste and fine spices. The mouth is fresh on liquorice tang and well-rounded on the fruit side, with a soft and harmonious development and length on the palate. Fragrant and territorial, with a refined tannic structure.
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.