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:
From a plot of 10 hectares in the family estate vineyards on the hills of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, a distinctive wine outlined like a charcoal drawing on a rough crafted paper. The stretch is defined and delicate: sweet and crisp forest fruits, blackberries, dark plums, black cherries reveal a freshness that comes back to the palate, along with caramel, incense and spices. An intriguing nose that grows in harmony and complexity with time. The mouth is broad and intense with a velvet touch on the palate, acidity and fine-grained tannins define a frame that makes beautiful longevity promises.
Villa le Corti
Date of harvest:
Merlot: 7 sett ; Sangiovese: 2 ott
2014: 93 pts James Suckling; 91 pts Wine Advocate; 93 pts Decanter
2013: 95 pts James Suckling; 94 pts Robert Parker - Wine Advocate; 91 pts Wine Spectator 90 pts Decanter
2012: 90 pts - Wine Advocate 92 pts - Falstaff
2011: 93 pts- James Suckling
2010: 90 pts - Falstaff; 95 pts - James Suckling
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
Number of bottles produced:
70% new barriques and 30% in used barriques for 18 months, 12 months in bottle.