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:
The voice of a single vineyard, 10 hectares in the family hills of San Casciano in Val di Pesa, a century-old estate where Sangiovese grapes have unique strength and precision. The soul of this wine is in the details, with a rough character in a precise texture that widens in complexity with the evolution. Intense aromas vibrating in fragrant notes of dark cherries and plums, violets and dried roses, liquorice powder and myrtle leaf, with a fresh touch of fine spices. The palate is powerful and direct, with a crescendo in the mouth: a dry and warm body without excess of tannins, like a stretching muscle, defines a full and harmonious development. Pairing: Risotto with glazed quail and “Aceto Tradizionale” vinegar.
Villa le Corti
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.