Villa le Corti
Sangiovese 2016
Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

$40.00

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Style: Red: Medium bodied with silky tannins.

Producer: Villa le Corti

Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Grape: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino

Vintage: 2016

Soil: River stones & sand

Farming: Organic

Oak: Cement vats & old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: This is why I love Italian wine. Cherry, blueberry and raspberry provide wonderful depth on the nose while dried florals and spice give and wonderful lift. The palate is medium bodied, with a lovely core of fruit framed by fine tannins and crisp acid. A wine made for the table with many friends!

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

In Italy, family history is important and the family behind Villa Le Corti, the Corsini Family have amazing history as this Estate has winery making roots that date back to the 13th century which makes it one of the oldest Estates in Tuscany. Current custodian of the Corsini Empire, Duccio Corsini, is 22nd generation and as expected, he speaks about his property with a calming confidence, passion and an engaging energy. Duccio took over the Estate during the 90’s and one of his early achievements was to implement the use of isolated indigenous yeast within the winemaking to let the wines speak of the Estate. As the years progressed, organic farming with minimal intervention became an important factor and as of 2015, all of the Estate’s wines are organically certified.

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Review

Style: Red: Medium bodied with silky tannins.

Producer: Villa le Corti

Region: Chianti Classico, Tuscany, Italy

Grape: 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino

Vintage: 2016

Soil: River stones & sand

Farming: Organic

Oak: Cement vats & old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: This is why I love Italian wine. Cherry, blueberry and raspberry provide wonderful depth on the nose while dried florals and spice give and wonderful lift. The palate is medium bodied, with a lovely core of fruit framed by fine tannins and crisp acid. A wine made for the table with many friends!

Sebastian Crowther MS