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
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
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:
70% new barriques and 30% in used barriques for 18 months, 12 months in bottle.