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Chianti Classico: Le Corti, Cortevecchia, Don Tommaso

Chianti Classico: Le Corti, Cortevecchia, Don Tommaso

The Chianti Classico of Villa Le Corti

The history of the farm, immersed in the territory of Chianti Classico, dates back to 1363, the year in which the Corsini family purchased “three farms with vineyards and olive trees, an oil mill and a manor house” in San Casciano in Val di Pesa.

The choice was determined by its strategic position near Florence and the quality of the ground suitable for agriculture. Since 1992 the owner is Duccio Corsini, son of Philip IX Prince of Sismano.

The labels of the Principe Corsini company

Today the farm covers 230 hectares, of which almost 50 are destined for the cultivation of the vineyard and another 63 hectares reserved for olive trees. All around, the land has been left in the woods to respect the balance of the territory and biodiversity.

Among the Principe Corsini wines produced at Villa Le Corti there are Le Corti Chianti Classico DOCG Annata, Cortevecchia Chianti Classico DOCG Riserva and Don Tommaso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG. Each wine (organic and vegan) is produced with respect for the environment, seasonality and the rhythms of nature.

The pyramid of Chianti Classico quality

According to the production disciplinary, Chianti Classico labels are divided into three types: Annata, Riserva and Gran selezione. This subdivision represents a difference compared to the Chianti wine labels, for which there is no Gran Selezione.
The main distinctions between the three label qualities relate to wine ageing time and alcohol content.

As regards the ageing times, 12 months are considered for the Annata, 24 months for the Riserva and 30 months for the Gran Selezione.

However, the alcohol content, it is considered 12% vol. for Annata, 12.5% ​​vol. for Riserva, 13% vol. for Gran Selezione.

Le Corti 2016 Chianti Classico Vintage DOCG

The Chianti Classico “Annata” by Principe Corsini winery is represented by Le Corti. The wine is produced with Sangiovese grapes and in small part Colorino.

This intense ruby ​​red wine ages in concrete tanks for 12 months, followed by at least 3 months in bottle. It is a wine that interprets the elegance of Chianti Classico with a genuine and sincere personality.

Cortevecchia 2016 Chianti Classico Riserva DOCG

Cortevecchia is the company’s Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is the highest expression of the territory, since the grapes benefit from a longer maturation in large wooden barrels to develop in complexity the typical fragrances of the territory in which they grow.

This red wine Riserva DOCG is aged in 27 hl oak barrels for 18 months, followed by at least 6 months in bottle. The result is a wine of great territorial and varietal character. The drink, soft and elegant, has a texture that cannot be reproduced with grapes growing in lands other than these.

Don Tommaso 2016 Chianti Classico Grand Selection DOCG

Don Tommaso, the first of the two Gran Selezione by Principe Corsini, enhances the natural potential of the marriage between Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. This wine is refined in used Tonneaux of 500 and 700 litres for 16 months, followed by at least 14 months in bottle.

It is a contemporary style wine but, at the same time, firmly anchored to the territory. It has a deep and complex fruit and a wide, soft, intense drink.

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The Principe Corsini winery produces organic and vegan wine and oil in the estates of Villa Le Corti and La Marsiliana.

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