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:
Garnet red color with fresh purple touches, has aromas of cabinetry, fruit in brandy and red berries like raspberry and red currant jam. Intense, shimmering and elegant with hints of tamarind, black pepper and an undercurrent of sweet licorice. The taste is lightly warm, but well supported by great freshness and the typical Chianti’s purity. Remarkable sangiovese with vigorous tannins, a rich wine with a good body, crispy fruitiness and enveloping poutpourry floral notes. Elegant ending with berries and spicy notes of strawberry and rhubarb jam.
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.