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
Date of harvest:
Merlot: 27 ago - 27 set Sangiovese: 10 set - 20 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
In open stainless steel tanks, frustum shape at controlled temperature of 30° C for a period of 18 days for Sangiovese and 16 days for Merlot
Number of bottles produced:
15 mounths, in barriques Allier new for the most part; 6 months in bottle.