Le Corti Chianti Classico 2016

Le Corti Chianti Classico 2016 Photo
Region: San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Florence
Origin: Italy

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby red, for a wine that reveals character, clarity and precision, with a fresh spicy and mint opening aromas and crunchy red berries framed with orange nuances. The floral uniqueness of the violets and iris has a peppery touch in a gentle and generous sip, with an iridescent texture and structure, and a fresh progression in balance with tasty and refined tannins.

Available Formats: 750ml

Appellation: Chianti Classico DOCG
Varietal: Sangiovese 95%, Colorino 5%
Alcohol: 14%
Pack Size: 12/750ml
Aging: The wine ages in vitrified cement vats for 12 month, part in large wood cask.
Vinification: Fermentation process lasts 20 days, with a max temperature of 28° C., in open air tanks with temperature control system. The grapes are inoculated with selected indigenous yeasts.
Food Pairing: Fried sweetbread

Awards & Accolades

  • Vintage 2015; 92, Falstaff
  • Vintage 2015; 90, Wine Enthusiast
  • Vintage 2016; 92, James Suckling
  • Vintage 2016; 92, Falstaff

History of Le Corti Chianti Classico 2016

Chianti Classico wine is the productive base of the Villa le Corti estate. The vineyards are located in the township of San Cascinao in Pesa Valley, which is the northernmost zone of Chianti Classico production, just 15 km south of Florence. The south-facing vineyards, planted entirely on hills, are at 220-300 m above sea level. The soil has an important skeletal structure with prevalent white river pebbles alternating with brown clay. The vines are low spur-trained cordons in order to benefit from the warmth of the earth. Le Corti is the classic “Vintage” Chianti of the winery, and it is produced with Sangiovese grapes and a small percentage of Colorino. The wine represents a priceless heritage for the winery, interpreting the elegance of Chianti Classico with a candid and sincere personality.

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