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:
It is a full, opaque ruby red. On the nose, it is generous and intense with rich, dark fruit flavors like blueberry, ripe plum, and blackberry jam. Its spiciness enrichens and completes the bouquet, giving it a long finish with notes of licorice, china bark, and balsam. It has a decidedly solid, enveloping structure, supported by round tannins and a pleasant freshness. Pair with stewed meats cooked in grape marcs, as a pot roast, and with aged cheeses.
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.