Villa Le Corti, 2016 Don Tommaso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG
80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot
This is a selection of the best Sangiovese grapes grown on the estate. Hand-harvested, the grapes are fully de-stemmed. Maceration and fermentation takes place in stainless steel temperature-controlled vats and lasts for 16-18 days, normally. The two varietals are fermented separately and then blended before aging in larger format oak barrels for 16 months.
Named after one of Duccio’s forefathers, a deputy in the Kingdom of Italy in the 19th century, this wine shows an aromatic profile of dark cherries and berries melded with pepper, fennel and a coated tannin structure. Bright acidity and forward fruit make this wine an formidable early drinking option where aging will surprise on the positive side.