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Villa Le Corti, 2016 Don Tommaso Chianti Classico Gran Selezione DOCG


Producer


Vintage

2016

Region

ItalyToscana

Appellation

Chianti Classico

Cuvée

Don Tommaso Gran Selezione

Varietal

Sangiovese, Merlot

Farming

Organic

Vinification

Stainless Steel Vat Fermented, Organically Grown Grapes, Unfined & Unfiltered, Indigenous yeast fermented, Barrel Aged

Soil Type

River rock, Clay

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.

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