The grapes for the Don tommaso are a selcetion of the best sangiovese grapes from the Le Corti estate. Harvest is conducted by hand, once destemmed, the grapes are put into open, frustrum coneshaped stainless steel tanks where they are fermented at a controlled temperature for 18 days for the Sangiovese and 16 days for the Merlot at a maximum temperature of 28 ° C. The wine ages 70% in new tonneaux and 30% in used tonneaux for 18 months, with an additional 12 months in bottle before release.
Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 'Don Tommaso'
- Villa Le Corti - Principe Corsini
- Toscana, Italy
Method & Production
Very intense ruby, almost like cranberry juice. Elegant nose of incense, bay leaves, black pepper and sandalwood as well as a basket of black cherries and wild blackberry. Mouth filled with fruity notes, roasted coffee and vanilla that stay in the background with the amarena and blackcurrant on the main stage. Beautiful body, soft and rich tannins, just sweet with the final references back to the fruit mixed with hot spices, cardamom and incense.
Hare juniper, stewed duck, tripe Florentine, filet of beef with cherries, seasoned cheeses.