Chianti Classico ‘Villa Le Corti’ 2018, Principe Corsini

£17.95

A beautiful, unforced expression of Sangiovese, and an exceptionally versatile and useful bottle to have in the rack.

Colour

Red

Country

Italy

Domaine

Principe Corsini

Grape

Colorino, Sangiovese

Region

Tuscany

Vintage

2018

Description

This wine is a blend of 95% Sangiovese and 5% Colorino. The fermentation process usually lasts for 20 days, at a controlled temperature, in open air tanks, before spending 12 months in a mix of concrete and large wooden casks. Classical nose of dark cherry, cranberry, exotic spice and a little mint. The palate carries on the dark fruit, supported by refreshing acidity and fine tannins. There’s concentration, but restraint, and an invigorating juicy crunch on the finish. This is a versatile wine perfect for food, Lamb or Pork, or tomato sauces, a rich Ragu perhaps, dishes which will appreciate the wines freshness and cut. It’s really a beautiful, unforced expression of Sangiovese, and an exceptionally versatile and useful bottle to have in the rack.

Silvia says
“Chianti for me should always show a great clarity with an element of serious backbone. This Chianti shows this exactly. A great purity of sour cherry fruit which is very direct on the palate that seems a tad tart initially but broadens beautifully by the time it reaches you mid palate. Acidity is bright and creates the prettiness in the wine.”

The 2018 Chianti Classico is bright, juicy and super-expressive, all in a mid-weight style that offers quite a bit of immediacy and appeal. Red Sangiovese fruit, floral accents and lively acids give the 2018 energy and a real sense of Sangiovese vibrancy. This is very nicely done.
Antonio Galloni Vinous Media September 2020

About the Domaine

The Corsini Family have amazing history with wine making roots that date back to the 14th century making it one of the oldest Estates in Tuscany. Current custodian of the Corsini legacy, Duccio Corsini, is 32nd generation. Duccio took over the Estate in 1992 and one of his early achievements was to implement the use of isolated indigenous yeast within the winemaking process to help the wines speak of the Estate and its terroir. As the years progressed, all activities from farming to wine making and ageing are firmly oriented to the preserving the integrity of the fruit through their wines.

Villa Le Corti is located in the most northern section in the village of San Casciano, a 10 minute drive south of Florence. The estate comprises of over 600 acres of land, 121 acres of Sangiovese vineyards to produce Chianti Classico and IGT Principe Corsini. Here, both the climate and soil are different than down south and in turn play a different role. Generally, the temperature is slightly milder around this commune, so Duccio also picks marginally earlier than most of the 8 other communes. The soil generally shows more river stones and sand resulting in lighter wines with more elegance and finesse, rather than fuller bodied wines like in the more southerly communes.

Villa Le Corti has been Organically certified since 2015 and Vegan certified since 2014.

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