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:
Ruby and purple, pouring in the glass from a bright painting palette. The wine shows to the nose like a basket of red crunchy cherries and ripe dark cherries, adorned with a floral bouquet of scented bunch roses, sandalwood, boxwood and a sensual background of vanilla. The sweet fragrant aromas invite you to tasting: a tense start with the freshness of red orange and freshly picked black mulberries, with hints of red apple peel. Tannins are smooth and calibrated, and support the almost tactile softness of the sip, where the slight herbal nuances appear in the elegance of cedar wood and sandalwood, up to a final with caramel that extends the wine persistence on the palate. Gourmand.
Villa le Corti
Date of harvest:
Merlot: 7 Set; Sangiovese: 2 Ott
2015: 95 pts Falstaff, 93 pts James Suckling, Silver Medal Mundus Vini, 92 pts Wein Plus, 93 pts Robert Parker - Wine Advocate, 3 viti e mezzo Vitae, 4 grappoli Bibenda, 93 pts Michael Apstein, 92 pts Andreas Larsson
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
Total day of 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.