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:
Deep, purple-flecked red. A multi-layered nose initially releases delicate floral essences, followed by ripe fruit, such as dried plum, morello cherry, raspberry, and bottled cherries, finishing on notes of pencil lead and spice mix. In the mouth, a vibrant acidity beautifully enlivens the structure and ensures fine approachability. A wine of appealing heft, beginning with substantial, fine-grained tannins and concluding with a near-endless finale, an eloquent expression of both its growing area and of its grape variety.
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.